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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 NIPT must show a high probability result for one of the conditions screened.
  • Testing must have been performed through Sonic Genetics
  • Sonic Pathology Australia or one of the Sonic pathology practices must have been paid directly for the test.
  • The request for genetic counselling must be made within two months of the date of the NIPT report.
  • The patient having genetic counselling must be in Australia.

How the service works

Genetic counselling is provided as a clinical service on the basis of a referral from your doctor. The doctor is notified about the availability of this genetic counselling service in the NIPT report of eligible patients. If you wish to self-refer for genetic counselling, you can approach a genetic counselling provider directly; details of such services can be found here.  Similarly, your doctor could refer you to such a service if you do not meet our eligibility criteria (above).

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 if you 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. Your 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, you 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