BOOK A HARMONY TEST

Dr Penman is a Specialist Consultant in Fetal Medicine, trained to offer the highest quality service in fetal scanning and testing,  unlike some baby scan centres that use technicians with no medical degree.

 

What Does Dr Penman Offer In The Harmony Test?

  • Pre-test counselling on the possible results of the Harmony Test
  • Post-test counselling and support for any high risk results
  • All blood test and scans – all performed by Dr Penman

 

Harmony Prenatal Test Accuracy:

The test looks for fetal DNA in the mother’s blood. The test identifies:

  • 99% of fetuses with Down Syndrome (trisomy 21)
  • 97% of fetuses with Edwards Syndrome (trisomy 18)
  • 80% of fetuses with Patau Syndrome (trisomy 13)
  • X/Y chromosome abnormalities

The testing is non-invasive; no samples are required to be taken directly from around your baby.  The test is done by simply collecting a blood sample from the mother’s vein in her arm.

PLEASE NOTE: The Harmony test is an advanced screening test rather than a diagnostic test. It does NOT detect 100% of cases of trisomy 13, 18 or 21.

 

Harmony Prenatal Test Cost Options

10+0 weeks to 11+0 weeks – £600.00

This option includes:

  • Blood draw for the Harmony test
    The results will be given and explained to you at the second of your two appointments (more information below)
  • Two ultrasound appointments where Dr Penman will conduct two scans – the Viability Scan and Nuchal Scan (with Early Gender Scan)
    The Viability Scan will take place during the 10th week of pregnancy. The Nuchal Scan will take place around two weeks later and include an early gender scan, if you wish to know the gender of your baby
  • Full pre-test counselling from Dr Penman and explanation of results

 

11+1 weeks to 14+0 weeks – £500.00

This option includes:

  • Blood draw for the Harmony test
    The results will be communicated to you by phone or email within 7-10 days and, where necessary, a further visit to Dr Penman’s clinic to discuss the results will be arranged at no additional cost
  • One ultrasound appointment where Dr Penman will conduct the Nuchal Scan (with Early Gender Scan)
    PLEASE NOTE: If you have already had a scan elsewhere, it is wise to bring the reports along with you so that Dr Penman can review the results with you before proceeding
  • Full pre-test counselling from Dr Penman and explanation of results

 

  • 14+1 weeks and beyond – £500.00

This option includes:

  • Blood draw for the Harmony test
    The results will be communicated to you by phone or email within 7-10 days and, where necessary, a further visit to Dr Penman’s clinic to discuss the results will be arranged at no additional cost
  • One ultrasound appointment where Dr Penman will conduct a scan appropriate for the stage of pregnancy
    PLEASE NOTE: If you have already had a scan elsewhere, it is wise to bring the reports along with you so that Dr Penman can review the results with you before proceeding
  • Full pre-test counselling from Dr Penman and explanation of results

 

 

What Do The Results Mean?

High Risk Results

If the Harmony test shows a high risk result this does not mean that your baby definitely has a trisomy . However, Dr Penman will arrange to see you in his clinic to discuss the result fully with you. A diagnostic test such as CVS or amniocentesis may be recommended

Low Risk Results

A low risk result is a risk of less than 1:10,000. A low risk results means that it is highly unlikely that your baby has a trisomy. The result will be phoned and/or emailed to you by Dr Penman

 

More Information

For more in-depth patient information regarding the Harmony Prenatal Test, please click here

 

 

Book A Harmony Test

If you would like to book a Harmony Prenatal Test please click the button below, and fill in the booking form.

BOOK A HARMONY TEST

If you have any problems getting through to the SPIRE ALEXANDRA HOSPITAL to book a baby scan appointment, please call HELEN, Dr Penman’s secretary on 07880701732.