Reproductive health

 

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 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.

Download the Preconception to Pregnancy overview

 
22q11.2 microdeletion

Sonic Genetics ceased offering an NIPT screen for the 22q11.2 microdeletion in 2021. For further information, please contact us.