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Mr Penman now offers the most advanced method of screening for Down Syndrome and other common chromosomal trisomies and sex chromosome abnormalities by the use of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing UK (NIPT).

The information below will tell you about the test, the Harmony Prenatal Test Results, the Harmony prenatal test accuracy and what these results will mean.

Mr Penman is a Consultant Fetal Medicine Specialist, so is highly qualified to take the tests, (which includes blood and scans)  and interpret the results and discuss them with you and answer all your questions.

 

Harmony Prenatal Test Accuracy

The test looks for fetal DNA in the maternal blood using the Harmony Prenatal Test.

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, that is samples are not required to be taken directly from around your baby.  A simple blood sample from the mother.

The Harmony Prenatal 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

  •  two visits to the clinic and two ultrasound scans.
  • The first visit during the 10th week of pregnancy Mr Penman will provide full pretest counselling and perform a viability/dating scan and blood is taken for the Harmony Prenatal Test.
  • The second appointment about 2 weeks later in the 12th week, he will perform a full 1st trimester anomaly and Nuchal translucency (NT) scan.
  • The  results are combined from the scans and blood test and Mr Penman will fully explain all these result to you.

11+1 weeks to 14+0 weeks – £500.00

  • This is a single visit. If you have already had a scan elsewhere, it is wise to bring the reports along with you so that Mr Penman can review the results with you before proceeding.
  • Mr Penman will provide full pretest counselling and perform a 1st trimester anomaly and NT scan and take a blood sample for Harmony Prenatal Testing.
  • The results will be communicated to you by phone or email within 7-10 days and where necessary, a further visit to Mr Penman’s clinic to discuss the results will be arranged at no additional cost.

14+1 weeks and beyond – £500.00

  • This is a single visit, if you have already had a scan of screening test performed elsewhere, it is wise to bring the reports along with you so that Mr Penman can review these with you before proceeding.
  • Full pretest counselling will be provided and Mr Penman will perform a scan appropriate for the stage of pregnancy before taking the blood sample for the Harmony Prenatal Test.
  • The results will be communicated to you by phone or email within 7-10 days and where necessary, a further visit to Mr Penman’s clinic to discuss the results will be arranged at no additional cost.

High Risk Results

If your Harmony Prenatal Test shows a ‘High Risk’ result, it does not mean that your baby definitely has a trisomy and Mr 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. Most women will have a low risk result and in these cases it is highly unlikely that your baby has a trisomy and the result will be phoned and/or emailed to you by Mr Penman.

For More In-depth Patient Information regarding the Harmony Prenatal Test, please click here

If you would like to book a Harmony Prenatal Test please go to the Baby Scan Booking Form. Or you can click the ‘Book A Harmony Test’ at the top of the page.