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Harmony Test / NIPT

Harmony test / NIPT (non-invasive prenatal testing), provides complete peace of mind and is offered from 10 weeks during pregnancy by Mr Pran Pandya BSc MBBS MD FRCOG, consultant in Fetal Medicine.

A Harmony test / NIPT (which means non-invasive prenatal testing), can be performed at any stage in pregnancy from 10 weeks onwards. The test analyses fragments of the fetal DNA from a blood sample taken from the mother.

The price of our Harmony test is £450 with an ultrasound scan and will be performed by Mr Pran Pandya at our location at the Portland Hospital in Central London.

Please note the blood test will be performed by a nurse either on-site (a phlebotomy fee will apply) or at two convenient locations, a short distance away at no extra charge (further details below).

The results will be available to you within 7-10 days.

What does the Harmony test / NIPT test for?

The test is performed to check for common chromosomal abnormalities such as:

  • T21 (Down’s syndrome)
  • T13 (Patau’s syndrome)
  • T18 (Edward’s syndrome)

In addition, this test can also detect certain specific and known genetic conditions as well as fetal sex.

Harmony test / NIPT

The Harmony test / NIPT test is performed by leading Consultant in Fetal Medicine, Mr Pran P Pandya BSc MBBS MD FRCOG, and includes the following:

  • Ultrasound scan (10 weeks)
  • Harmony test / NIPT and discussion*
  • A collection of images to take home on the day (if you also have an ultrasound scan)
  • A written report in hand on the day (if you also have an ultrasound scan)
  • The results will be available to you within 7-10 days
  • A comprehensive written report will be sent to you, via your preferred communication method
  • Option for the written report to be shared with your GP/referrer
  • Direct access for any urgent health concerns

*Please note, if you have had a scan in the last seven days there is the option to undertake this without an ultrasound scan. Price £430

Please note, the blood test will be performed by a nurse either on-site (a phlebotomy fee of £55 will apply; a charge made by The Portland Hospital), or at two convenient locations, 111 Harley Street a short walk away, or our clinic at 15 Austin Friars, EC2N 2HE (15 minutes away by tube) at no extra charge. Kindly note that 111 Harley Street is open until 4pm, therefore for appointments made with Mr Pandya at 3:30 pm, this will mean you will be unable to visit this clinic for a blood test on the same day; however, you can visit 15 Austin Friars or come back another day to avoid The Portland Hospital’s phlebotomy fee charge.

Why have a Harmony test / NIPT?

The purpose of the Harmony test /NIPT is to analyses cell free DNA in maternal blood (from the mother) to give a strong indication of whether the baby is at high or low chance of having trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome) or trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome).

  • The test identifies 99%, but not all, of the babies with trisomy 21, 98% of babies with trisomy 18 and 90% of babies with trisomy 13.

What would the results show?

  • It is important to note that if your Harmony test shows that there is a high chance that the baby has trisomy 21 or 18 or 13, it does not mean that the baby definitely has one of these conditions. If you want to be certain if the baby has one of these conditions you should have CVS or amnio.
  • If your Harmony test result shows that there is a low chance (less than 1 in 10,000) that the baby has trisomy 21 or 18 or 13 it is unlikely that the baby has one of these conditions.

Additional costs & exclusions

For any additional tests that may be recommended, prices will always be clarified upfront, prior to undertaking any tests.

Please note, the blood test will be performed by a nurse either on-site (a phlebotomy fee of £55 will apply; a charge made by The Portland Hospital), or at two convenient locations, 111 Harley Street a short walk away, or our clinic at 15 Austin Friars, EC2N 2HE (15 minutes away by tube) at no extra charge.
Kindly note that 111 Harley Street is open until 4pm, therefore for appointments made with Mr Pandya at 3:30 pm, this will mean you will be unable to visit this clinic for a blood test on the same day; however, you can visit 15 Austin Friars or come back another day to avoid The Portland’s Hospital phlebotomy fee charge.

Please contact our team on 0207 1011 700 if you have any queries and to discuss this further.

Make an appointment: 

London Gynaecology is private gynaecology practice led by a team of consultant gynaecologists at our practice locations at The Portland Hospital and Austin Friars, City of London.

Our Harmony test / NIPT is available at our practice location at The Portland Hospital only. Visit our specialist website, London Early Pregnancy, to learn more.

COSTS

  • £450 Harmony NIPT / Test with ultrasound scan (10 weeks)
  • £430 Harmony NIPT / Test without ultrasound scan (10 weeks)