What is the harmony blood test?

What is the harmony blood test?

The Harmony test analyzes cell free DNA in maternal blood and gives a strong indication of whether the baby is at high or low chance of having trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) or trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).

How accurate is the harmony blood test for gender?

There is an option to screen for sex chromosome abnormalities such as Turner syndrome and Klinefelter syndrome and to learn the fetal gender. Gender can be determined with >99% accuracy in 95% of samples. This test does not detect other chromosome abnormalities.

How long does it take to get the harmony test results back?

The Harmony prenatal test requires a single blood draw and is ideally performed between 10+ and 14 weeks’ gestation. Results are available 7-10 business days after sample receipt. Other commonly used screening tests for Down syndrome are performed later in pregnancy and may require multiple office visits.

What’s the difference between harmony and NIPT test?

What is NIPT? NIPT stands for Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing and unlike traditional prenatal testing which can be invasive, NIPT uses a simple blood test to analyse the DNA of your baby. Harmony is a non-invasive prenatal test which is analysed from a simple blood sample during pregnancy from week 10 onwards.

What does harmony NIPT test for?

The Harmony test looks for trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 and trisomy 13.

What if Harmony test is positive?

If the result is ‘positive’, ‘abnormal’ or ‘high risk’, this means your baby is likely to be affected. If you have an abnormal NIPT result, a diagnostic test such as CVS or amniocentesis can confirm the result. You should discuss your options with your doctor, midwife or genetic counsellor.

Who should get the Harmony test?

The Harmony prenatal test was developed to be a more accurate prenatal Down syndrome screening test, is validated for use in women ≥ 18years and is suitable for women of any risk category*. When you’re pregnant, your blood contains fragments of your baby’s DNA.