Post-test genetic counselling for high probability NIPT results
Sonic Genetics offers post-test telephone-based genetic counselling free-of-charge to those who receive a high probability NIPT result.
To be eligible for this service:
- Results from non-invasive prenatal testing must show a high probability result for one of the conditions screened.
- Testing must be performed through Sonic Genetics
- Sonic Pathology Australia or one of their subsidiaries should have been paid directly for the test
How the service works
Genetic counselling is provided as a clinical service on the basis of a referral from the patient’s doctor. A patient’s doctor is notified about the availability of the genetic counselling service for their patient from the testing laboratory. If a patient wishes to self-refer for genetic counselling, they could approach a genetic counselling provider directly; details of such services can be found here.
This service is limited to one counselling session and addresses informational and psychological matters relating to non-invasive prenatal testing results only. This offer is not available to patients who are outside Australia at the time counselling is required.
This service does not replace the typical medical management for patients who receive a high probability result. A patient’s referring doctor remains responsible for ensuring that the appropriate follow up testing is arranged as required.
Referrals for free genetic counselling for non-invasive prenatal testing must be received within two months of the latest Sonic Genetics report being issued. To access genetic counselling outside this period, or for genetic counselling for other purposes, patients can be directly referred to a genetic counselling provider. A list of potential providers can be found here.
The information on this website is provided for your general information and is not a substitute for the specific advice of your treating doctor