The Aster Clinic offers the Harmony NIPT Test for:
Down’s syndrome (T21)
Edwards syndrome (T18)
Patau syndrome (T13)
The Harmony test (NIPT) is currently the most advanced non-invasive pregnancy screening test for parents that wish to screen for Down’s syndrome (Trisomy 21), Edward's syndrome (Trisomy 18) or Patau’s syndrome (Trisomy 13).
Using a DNA-based technology, the Harmony prenatal test has been shown to identify more than 99% of pregnancies with Down syndrome.
It uses the latest technology to assesses the fetal DNA taken from a simple blood test from the mother and provides a probability for the three most common chromosome disorders, Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18), and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13).
The Harmony test has a higher positive predictive value (PPV) than the current NHS combined test.
It is a non-invasive test
From 10 weeks performed by our consultant Obstetrician.
No screening test is able to exclude all rare condition.
A low probability NIPT test at 10 weeks of pregnancy does not exclude the finding of a structural concern at the time of the NHS Dating scan or later in the pregnancy. The optimal time for NIPT is 11 + weeks.