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Lab Information

The information provided here is to help laboratories understand their role in this program.

Who May Participate?

We invite laboratories who currently perform first trimester risk assessment for fetal aneuploidy to join our program. First trimester screening for aneuploidies includes a Nuchal Translucency scan plus a first trimester serum sample to measure PAPP-A and either intact or free beta hCG.

What Is the Lab's Role in the Program?

Each participating laboratory plays a crucial role in the monitoring process by providing sonographer-specific NT measurement data to NTQR. These data are used for on-going epidemiologic monitoring to ensure that the NT measurements submitted by providers to laboratories are accurate.

What Information Does NTQR Request from the Lab?

Required Variables

  • NTQR Provider ID of person performing the scan (NTQR assigned)
  • NTQR Practice Location ID (NTQR assigned)
  • NTQR Provider ID of Reading Physician (NTQR assigned)
  • Date of U/S
  • Number of fetuses
  • CRL (mm)
  • Raw NT (mm)
  • Maternal date of birth

Additional Requested Variables

  • NTQR Provider ID of Reading Physician (NTQR assigned)
  • Patient name
  • Patient social security number
  • Physician account number
  • Site account number
  • Maternal age at EDD
  • Maternal weight (lbs)
  • IVF pregnancy (no/yes)
  • Egg donor age at time of donation
  • Chorionicity
  • Ethnic group
  • Insulin dependent diabetic (no/yes)
  • Previous pregnancy with NTD (no/yes)
  • Previous pregnancy with Trisomy 18 (no/yes)
  • Previous pregnancy with Down syndrome (no/yes)
  • Data resubmitted? (no/yes)

How is Data Transmitted from the Lab to NTQR?

The NTQR website has a secure portal for laboratories to use to transmit data once it has been received from the provider. NTQR can accept data in a variety of ways; our preferred method is XML file upload. Other supported methods are Excel file upload and HL7 data transfer. NTQR will work closely with each laboratory's IT group to facilitate the initial setup of the data transfer process.

What Does NTQR Provide to the Laboratory?

NTQR will provide the laboratory with information about the status of its providers on a regular basis (e.g., which providers are in good standing, those under review, those remediation, and those no longer credentialed).

Is There a Fee Involved with the Program?

NTQR is requesting a nominal fee per NT scan transmitted from the laboratory. This fee goes toward paying for operational expenses associated with the program. Additionally, many of our laboratories have provided NTQR with grants to help pay for start up costs. Please contact support@perinatalquality.org with questions.

How Does a Lab Register With NTQR?

To participate in the NTQR program, the laboratory should contact an NTQR Representative at support@perinatalquality.org. The NTQR representative will work with the laboratory to set up the data transfer process and will answer any further questions.

Participating Labs

NTD Laboratories, Inc
80 Ruland Road
Suite 1
Melville, NY 11747

Integrated Genetics
3400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581

California Department of Public Health
Genetic Disease Screening Program
850 Marina Bay Parkway, F175
Richmond, CA 94804

ARUP Laboratories
500 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1221

BioReference Laboratories Inc./GenPath
481 Edward H Ross Dr
Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

Foundation for Blood Research
P.O. Box 190
8 Nonesuch Road
Scarborough, ME 04070

Center for Molecular Biology and Pathology
1912 Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories
110 W. Cliff Drive
Spokane, WA 99204
Testing Performed at: Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Laboratory

PeaceHealth Laboratories
123 International Way
Springfield, OR 97477

Quest Diagnostics
Corporate Headquarters
One Malcolm Avenue
Teterboro, NJ 07608

Sunrise Medical Laboratories
250 Miller Place
Hicksville, NY 11801

University of Alabama at Birmingham
OB/GYN Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
619 19th St. South
OHB 365
Birmingham, AL 35249-7333

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Prenatal Screening Laboratory
4301 W Markham Street, 760
Little Rock, AR 72205

University of Connecticut Serum Screening Lab
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

University of Massacusetts Memorial Medical Center
Department of Hospital Laboratories
1 Biotech Park
365 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605

University of Rochester Medical Center
Strong Health Prenatal Screening Program
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 608
Rochester, NY 14642

University of Texas Medical Branch
Clinical Chemistry Division, McC 5.136
Department of Pathology
301 University Blvd
Galveston,Texas 77555-0551

University of Washington
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Immunology Lab
Box 357110
1959 NE Pacific Street, NW176
Seattle, WA 98195

Warde Medical Laboratory
300 W. Textile
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Yale New Haven Hospital
Department of Laboratory Medicine
60 Temple Street, G2
New Haven, CT 06510