Prenatal testing

Data source: Public Health Ontario Laboratory HIV Datamart

Key points

  • Ontario has an HIV testing program that is offered to all pregnant individuals in Ontario. The Public Health Ontario Laboratory receives all prenatal specimens (for HIV tests and other laboratory testing). Of these, individuals who had received a diagnostic HIV test within the past 220 days comprise the estimated proportion that received an HIV test. Go here for more information.
  • Between 2013 and 2017, the estimated number of prenatal HIV tests was stable and the estimated proportion of women receiving prenatal laboratory testing who had an HIV test increased from 97.3% to 97.8%.

 

Figures

Figure 1 Estimated number of prenatal HIV tests (thousands), Ontario, 2013 to 2017

Snapshot: Between 2013 and 2017, the number of prenatal HIV tests was stable and ranged from a low of 183,226 tests in 2017 to a high of 186,942 tests in 2016.


Figure 2 Among individuals receiving prenatal laboratory testing, the estimated proportion that received an HIV test, Ontario, 2013 to 2017

Snapshot: Among individuals receiving prenatal laboratory testing between 2013 and 2017, the estimated proportion that received an HIV test has increased.

 

Tables

Table 1 Estimated number of prenatal HIV tests and among women receiving prenatal laboratory testing, the estimated proportion that had an HIV test performed, Ontario, 2013 to 2017

 

Notes: Data provided by Public Health Ontario Laboratory. The Public Health Ontario Laboratory receives all prenatal specimens (for HIV tests and other laboratory testing). Of these, those who had received a diagnostic HIV test within the past 220 days comprise the proportion that received an HIV test.