For Health Care Providers

Welcome to the Early Risk Assessment (ERA) Program. Here you will find up to date information for you and your patients regarding prenatal screening and testing options.

What is the Early Risk Assessment Program?

The ERA program is a multidisciplinary program funded by Alberta Health Services to provide women, in Southern Alberta, with First Trimester combined Screening (FTS). FTS is a prenatal screen for chromosome conditions and early identifiable birth defects.

The ERA Program works in partnership with Calgary Laboratory Services, the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Department of Medical Genetics, and EFW Radiology.

For more information, click on the following:

The First Trimester Screen

Prenatal Diagnosis


Counselling your patients


Resources and FAQ

Prenatal Genetics Contact Information

Find an Ultrasouund or Laboratories

Collection Instructions for Laboratories