Harmony NIPT

Wellington SCL is happy to offer Harmony™ Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT).

Harmony is a unique blood test for pregnant women of any age or risk category. It gives clear answers and reassurance, from a single blood collection, as early as 10 weeks' gestation.

Harmony:

  • provides unsurpassed accuracy when testing for three genetic abnormalities: trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).
  • optionally evaluates the X and Y sex chromosomes for abnormalities such as monosomy (Turner syndrome) and Klinefelter syndrome.
  • determines foetal sex, if desired.

It has been clinically validated in blinded studies with over 22,000 participants; it has been proven to have very high accuracy (over 99%) with a false-positive rate of less than 0.1%. By contrast, traditional first-trimester screening tests can have a false-positive rate as high as 5.4%.

Full information on Harmony, including fees, is at this web page.