Harmony Prenatal Screening
What is the Harmony Prenatal Test?
Harmony Prenatal Test is a new type of non-invasive screening test that analyses this DNA in a sample of blood to assess the risk of Down syndrome (trisomy 21) and two other genetic conditions, trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).
For Women of Any Age or Risk Category
Traditional blood tests can miss as many as 20% of Down syndrome cases in pregnant women.
The Harmony Prenatal Test was developed to be a more accurate prenatal Down syndrome screening test for women of any age or risk category. It is a DNA-based blood test that has been extensively tested in both the under 35 and over 35 age groups, studies have included pregnant women ages 18-48 for trisomy 21.
Actionable Results You Can Trust
The Harmony Prenatal Test uses a proprietary, targeted DNA-based technology to provide accurate results. Harmony isn’t like other trisomy screening tests. Its methodology is different and provides a you and your patients a greater level of assurance. Harmony has been shown in clinical testing to identify greater than 99% of Down syndrome cases and to have a false-positive rate of less than 0.1%.
Harmony Prenatal Test requires a single blood draw and can be done as early as 10 weeks or later in pregnancy.
Results are usually available in about seven business days. Other commonly used screening tests for
Down syndrome are performed later in pregnancy and may require multiple office visits.
Minimises Need for Follow-up Tests
The greater accuracy and low false-positive rate of Harmony compared to traditional tests may minimise the chance that further testing would be recommended due to a false-positive result. Follow-up testing might include an invasive procedure, such as amniocentesis.
Three simple steps to accurate risk assessment
Order Harmony as early as 10 weeks gestation.A simple blood draw is all that is required.
|Send a blood sample for analysis using the Harmony kit.||
Receive results within 5-7 days upon receipt of sample. Share with your patient and decide on next steps.
Genetic Counselling Services Offered by Australian Clinical Labs
For high probability cases of Trisomy 21, 18, 13 or sex chromosomal aneuploidy tested by Harmony, Clinical Labs offers an individualised genetic counselling service - free of charge.
How Is The Patient Referred To Our Genetic Counselling Services?
For each high probability case, the referring doctor will receive a notification of the results along with contact details of our genetic counselling services. Individualised genetic counselling will only take place upon referral from the requesting clinicians should they need to proceed with post-test counselling for their patients.
What Will Happen After Genetic Counselling Referral?
• Our genetic service is available from 9am-5pm Monday - Fridays AEST
• The patient will be contacted by our expert genetic service team and an appointment will be made to allow the patients to further discuss
their results and answer all their questions
• A summary of the counselling discussions and recommendations will be forwarded back to the referring clinicians
• It’s the referring Health Practitioners’ responsibility to follow up on the management plan for their patients subsequently
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