How it Works
How it Works
Taking the Harmony Prenatal Test is easy. It requires a simple blood draw, which can be done as early as 10 weeks into pregnancy.
Four Simple Steps
- Visit your doctor to discuss the Harmony Prenatal Test and decide whether it is right for you. Your doctor will provide you with a completed request form for the test.
- Visit sonicgenetics.com.au/payment to arrange payment for your Harmony test and book a blood collection at your nearest collection centre.
- At 10 weeks gestation or later have the simple blood test.
- Results will be sent to your doctor within 5 – 8 working days from the collection of your sample.
Harmony delivers clear answers as early as the first trimester with a single blood draw.
In 2-3% of patients, there is insufficient fetal DNA in the mother’s blood for the Harmony test to give you an accurate result. In this situation, we recommend a re-collection and will reanalyze the sample at no extra cost.
The Harmony Prenatal Test relies on a proprietary, targeted DNA-based technology to provide exceptionally accurate results. The cost of this test is $425.
Payment is required in advance. In the rare circumstance that a repeat sample is required, the repeat test is performed at no additional cost.
At present, non-invasive prenatal testing is not rebated by Medicare nor covered by private health insurance.
The test result will give you a clear answer about the chance of there being any of the genetic conditions tested for.
Once your Harmony Prenatal Test has been completed your results will be sent to your requesting doctor for review. Your doctor will be able to take you through your results and explain the full details of our report.
As with all NIPT based on cell-free DNA analysis, the Harmony Prenatal Test is not considered diagnostic. This means that an abnormal result must be confirmed by cytogenetic testing after amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS).