The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Antenatal Screening

Antenatal screening service for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes

Our laboratory provides Antenatal Screening for Down's, Edwards' and Patau’s syndromes in first trimester (combined screening) and for Down’s syndrome in second trimester pregnancies (quadruple test). The laboratory works very close with screening coordinators across the region to meet the service specifications outlined by the Foetal anomaly screening programme and to ensure a safety delivery of the screening services.

We screen approximately 17,000 patients each year using dedicated equipment and IT systems. 

Information on the screening programme for healthcare professionals can be found on the GOV.UK population: Programme overview

We are located at St James’s University Hospital site, Block 46, Chancellor Wing
The screening laboratory is open from 08.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday.

Antenatal Screening Laboratory for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndromes
Specialist Laboratory Medicine
Block 46
St James’s University Hospital
Beckett Street
Leeds, LS9 7TF

Key Contacts:

Screening office
0113 206 5806 / 0113 206 5328

Mr Rob BarskiConsultant Clinical Scientist / Director of Screening Laboratory

Mr Robert Barski

0113 206 6861 


Advanced Biomedical Scientist

Nayab Nawaz

Principal Clinical Scientist

Laura Hinchliffe