NIPT Panorama or Harmony Test

Accurate Down’s syndrome testing – without the miscarriage risk

Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) – Panorama or Harmony

At MUMS we offer Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) either the Panorama or the Harmony test. These tests can be used to detect the three most common chromosomal abnormalities – Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndrome. We recommend the Panorama NIPT as it tests for more abnormalities and can be done from 9 weeks of pregnancy.

This test is simple, safe, accurate and involves testing mum’s blood to check chromosomal abnormalities in fetal DNA which circulates in mum’s blood during pregnancy.


Panorama and Harmony test comparison

NIPT testing has a high detection rate for these specific disorders:

Harmony test – 

from 10 weeks

Fee: From £450

Panorama test –

from 9 weeks

Fee: From £395

Down’s syndrome

(Trisomy 21)

Sensitivity

>99%

>99%

False Positive rate

0.1%

0%

Edwards’ syndrome

(Trisomy 18)

Sensitivity

98%

>99%

False Positive rate

  0.1%

  <0.1%

Patau’s syndrome

(Trisomy 13)

Sensitivity

80%

>99%

False Positive rate

  0.05%

  0%

Turner syndrome

(Monosomy X)

(optional)

Sensitivity

96.7%

91.7%

False Positive rate

  Unreported

  <0.1%

Triploidy

(optional)

Sensitivity

Unable to detect

>99%

Gender

(optional)

Sensitivity

>99%

>99%

False Positive rate

  Unreported

  0%

Redraw Rate

Sensitivity

2-3%

6%

Results available

3-5 working days

7-10 calendar days

Fetal Fraction reported

Yes

Yes

Available for twins

Yes

Yes

Available for Donor eggs

Yes

Yes

Available from

10 weeks gestation

9 weeks gestation

 

The NIPT can be used instead of the Nuchal Translucency test, the Quadruple test or can be undertaken if you have missed your combined test or if you have had a positive result and would like a more accurate second opinion before you make up your mind to undertake an invasive procedure.  NIPT does not replace invasive tests such as Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) and you will still need to have one of these procedures if the results of the NIPT test is positive which will confirm that your baby has one of these conditions. It also does not replace the ultrasound scans that are used to detect physical defects within your baby.

We offer counselling before and after to help you understand the test, the results and its implications for your pregnancy. We also support throughout the process.

If you require any further information please contact MUMS on 0121 704 2669.

FOR PRICES/BROCHURES PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW.

PanoramaT Patient Brochure with Triploidy

panorama microdeletions

Price Guide on Panorama test 01.12.15

NIPT Harmony test (from 10 weeks) leaflet

 

Updated December 2015

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