Finding out you are pregnant is an exciting time, but for many people, there is concern about when to share the happy news with friends and family.
The Harmony prenatal test UK helps detect any risk of the baby having a chromosomal abnormality, such as Down syndrome so that you can share your special news with peace of mind.
When you become pregnant, you want reliable information about your pregnancy and the health of your baby. The Harmony prenatal test accuracy helps expectant mothers have peace of mind. The test is used by soon-to-be-mothers all over the world. In fact, more than 1 million pregnancies have undergone this testing.
The Harmony prenatal test analyses a blood sample from the expectant mother during her pregnancy from week 10. The basic principle of prenatal testing is to offer an accessible, safe, and accurate test to all pregnant women to identify those with increased chromosomal abnormalities.
The Harmony prenatal test was initially developed to provide more accurate Down syndrome screening for women in any risk category and of any age. Traditional blood tests can miss around 20% of Down syndrome cases during pregnancy. The Harmony test provides far more accurate results.
Whenever we recommend the Harmony prenatal test to expectant mothers, the natural and understandable question is, ‘how invasive is the test?’ The Harmony prenatal test is a non-invasive blood test that provides peace of mind for both the mothers and their respective partners.
As well as being non-invasive, the Harmony prenatal test has the added attraction of being more than 99% accurate in Down syndrome screening and fetal sex (if requested).
It provides clear answers to your questions
It is more accurate than traditional prenatal screening
There are fewer false alarms than traditional screening tests
The test’s success is proven by clinical evidence
As many people know, there are genetic conditions that run in families. However, Down syndrome typically does not. Down syndrome can develop during any pregnancy. Although the risk of Down syndrome does increase with a woman’s age, most babies with Down syndrome are born to women under 35 years of age.
The Harmony prenatal test can be carried out as early as 11 weeks, providing clarity for the expectant mother.
The Harmony test is suitable for all single and twin pregnancies using either patient or donor eggs. Also, NHS patients who have a high chance of carrying a single or twin pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality are advised to have the test to avoid unnecessary invasive procedures. This does not apply in the case of a vanishing twin.
The Harmony test can be used to determine the sex of your baby. This part of the test is suitable for all single and twin pregnancies.
However, with twins, a male result will mean that at least one of the babies is a male; with a female result, both babies are female.