Harmony test

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  1. Pumpkin9

    Pumpkin9 Well-Known Member

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    Just thinking about all my options before I have my scan - I'm looking into the harmony test but struggling to find out much detail of who provides it. I've tried googling but am drawing a blank with it.

    Anyone know anymore about it?
     
  2. AKSH

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    The Portland hospital does it and various Harley street places. They have info on their sites.
     
  3. Toria111

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    Hey,

    I've been looking in to it too. There's a place on Harley street who do it. Think it's called the fetal medicine centre, and they charge £400. Think there's a few others who do it too, but about £600. They take blood and its sent to the US for testing, so takes a while.

    I'm going to the US next month so looking in to whether I can get it done there quicker and cheaper.
     
  4. Pumpkin9

    Pumpkin9 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies- think its going to be an effort too far if I ever get to that point
     
  5. JJ Mum

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    Pumpkin have a pm with dottywoman shes one of my bump buddys and had this done, gave her lots of reassurance, im sure she wont mind sharing x
     
  6. VikkkiR

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    I didn't know what this was until I goggled, I participated in the study in my last pregnancy when I went for a cvs, I'd be interested in this too.
     
  7. Dotty_woman

    Dotty_woman Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely recommend it and the place I went to, the ladies were lovely. I collated some info for another lady recently on here. PM me if you are interested. When I had the test in London, if you had the test in your 10th week of pregnancy and go back 2 weeks later for the results it was £180 (although not sure how long hat price was valid for). I did have to go to London twice but it was quite a bit cheaper than having it locally and I live in Leeds. You are much closer to London than me so it may be an option. xxx
     
  8. VikkkiR

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    I've just had a look at the Portland literature, I'm confused as it says they cannot give a definitive YES/NO only a risk factor and that a CVS or amnio would need to be undertaken if the risk was high. Is this then not similar to the combined results of a nuchal scan plus blood proteins that I had on the NHS in my last pregnancy. I was hoping to avoid a CVS again as it was excruciating, but on reading the literature this test doesn't avoid it. I don't mind travelling the 700 mile round trip to have it done but only if I can avoid future invasive tests. Can anyone enlighten me please x
     
  9. Dotty_woman

    Dotty_woman Well-Known Member

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    If you get a high risk on the Harmony test it's very likely that the CVS/Amnio will also show an issue. The CVS/Amnio is just a final confirmation should someone be thinking of terminating. My Harmony test came back with a 1:10000 risk which is be lowest they give. The Nuchal scan looks at markers for the syndromes and gives you a calculated risk. The Harmony test is looking at traces of the baby's DNA that are found in your blood so is much more accurate. xxx
     
  10. VikkkiR

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    Thanks for explaining. I was borderline last time 1:150 which is why I wanted to know for sure. I'll speak to DH about it, mentioned it briefly to him before he left for work xx
     
  11. Toria111

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    Hi,

    Did you have Harmony test because Nuchal fold ratio was low? Or just went with it for peace of mind?

    Thanks
     
  12. Pumpkin9

    Pumpkin9 Well-Known Member

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    Ooh will def pm you when I get back from work later. That price is much more attractive, you'd be surprised on cost into London from where I live. Train ticket can be £110 and its only an hour away!
     

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