NIPT Harmony Test + Scan
NIPT Harmony Test + Scan (from 10 weeks + 4 days )
The Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT), known as Harmony Test, has been provided by London Private scan as the most accurate way of identifying the risk of a baby born with Down Syndrome (trisomy 21), Edward Syndrome (Trisomy 18) or Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13).
This test can be offered to you from your 10th week of pregnancy and is planned to give you reassurance of the health of your pregnancy and your baby. At LPU we offer a Harmony blood test and a scan of your baby.
- This service is not available on Sundays.
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All your Questions Answered on your ultrasound diagnosis
Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is not routinely offered at NHS Hospitals in UK, with a few exceptions. This is commonly the first scan in most women’s pregnancies, therefore it is essential at this stage to:
The most common finding at this stage is a normally developing baby with normal appearances for this stage of gestation. On a rare occasion, other findings could be detected, such as miscarriage or a structural abnormality. Once the blood test results are available, you will know with 99% accuracy the chances for your baby to have most common trisomies, i.e. Down’s Syndrome (T21), Edward’s Syndrome (T18), and Patau’s Syndrome (T13) or other really rare chromosomal abnormalities, microdeletion syndromes, or single gene level genetic deviations. You can find more information about the screening and support services for Down’s Syndrome (T21), Edward’s Syndrome (T18), and Patau’s Syndrome (T13) below:
You will have a non-invasive blood test performed, which analyses the foetal cell-free DNA fragments within maternal blood stream: free ß-hCG and PAPP-A.
Similarly to Nuchal Translucency Scan, NIPT scan is performed transabdominally (on top of your tummy), for which you will need a pre-prepared full bladder (finish drinking 0.75-1L of water about 1 hr before your appointment time). You will be able to empty your bladder right after the scan.
The Ultrasound Specialist will explain the procedure before your scan. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your tummy, so that the specialist will be able to produce high quality diagnostic ultrasound images and assess your baby. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan, aside for the discomfort of your full bladder. NIPT Scan is regularly completed within 15-20 minutes, depending on the position of your baby. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action depending on the ultrasound scan findings. After the scan you will be guided to have your blood test taken.
You will get the results of the scan after the examination along with a hard copy of the report. We will also email you a digital copy of the report with relevant images within 24 hrs. The results of the blood test will be available within as 7-10 business days.
Ultrasound scan itself and the blood test do not harm the pregnancy. Yours and your baby’s safety is one of our top priorities, therefore we strictly adhere to BMUS guidelines for the safe use of Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment and scanning times, as well as respect ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
We recommend our Ultimate Value Package; Please ask your sonographer