Screening of couples prior to conception, or during early pregnancy, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).
Sonic Genetics provides a range of genetic investigations to assist the clinician throughout a woman’s reproductive journey. This range includes preconception tests that identify the causes of reduced fertility, and screening for serious recessive disorders that could affect a child. In early pregnancy, we use a variety of platforms for NIPT, including the Harmony® prenatal test and the VeriSeq NIPT Solution v2 assay. Both platforms are used worldwide and have been accredited for use in our Australian laboratories. These assays provide an accurate screen for common chromosome disorders. Sonic Genetics also provides a variety of cytogenetic tests for fetal samples, including rapid FISH studies for common chromosome disorders, karyotype by light microscopy (essential for detecting balanced translocations) and microarray (the definitive test in the context of fetal malformations).
Sonic’s biochemistry laboratories also offer first- and second-trimester biochemical screening for chromosome disorders and congenital malformations, together with tests for placental dysfunction.
Click here to see the reproductive health genetic test list.