Screening of couples prior to conception, or during early pregnancy, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).
Sonic Genetics provides a range of investigations to assist the clinician throughout a woman’s reproductive journey. These tests include preconception tests to identify the cause of reduced fertility and carrier screening to identify couples at high reproductive risk of having a child with a serious recessive disorder. We also provide genetic testing during pregnancy, including carrier screening in early pregnancy (if required) and non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for common non-familial chromosome disorders. We have gained broad experience in NIPT with both the Harmony® Prenatal Test and the VeriSeq NIPT Solution v2 assay. We are currently using the VeriSeq platform. Sonic Genetics also provides a variety of cytogenetic tests for fetal samples (CVS, amniotic fluid, and fetal blood), including rapid FISH studies for specific 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.
22q11.2 microdeletion news
From December 2021, Sonic Genetics will no longer offer a screen for the 22q11.2 microdeletion as an option with NIPT.
We are in the process of updating our website and literature. During this process some may still reference the availability of this option. For further information, please contact us.