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Private Clinics & Hospitals For NIPT (Harmony or Panorama or neoBona Test)

For the past decade, doctors have utilised the Nuchal Translucency Scan to assess pregnant women on their risk of having a baby with Down syndrome, or other possible abnormalities. This scan enables doctors to look at the skin fold of the baby’s neck along with baby’s nose bone near the 12 week mark. This combined with an additional blood test make for a 92% predictive value. While these results are strong, there is still a high margin for error, and women who present as high risk may elect to proceed to Chorion Villous Sampling (CVS) or Amniocentesis. Unfortunately, these tests are invasive and carry a risk of miscarriage of about 1:100.

Even the slightest chance of miscarriage is a scary thought for any new mum. The good news is, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) is now available. Doctors have discovered that a simple blood sample taken from the mother at around 10 weeks can be analysed for cell free foetal DNA. The results of this test have a predictive value of more than 99%, greatly reducing the need for more invasive and risky testing.

There are currently three main tests available in the UK – Harmony Test, Panorama Test, and neoBona Test. Please contact the clinics listed here to know more about the NIPT they offer during pregnancy.

Related article: The Harmony Prenatal DNA Test –
Non-invasive Screening For Down Syndrome

Related article: The Panorama Test: Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) Screening

Related article: The neoBona Test: Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)

Related Pregnancy Scan: Nuchal Translucency Scan or 12 Week Scan

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The Gynae Centre is a premium gynaecology care clinic in central London, established by highly qualified and esteemed consultants. It offers a wide range of ultrasound scans including pregnancy, fertility and gynaecology scans using the latest equipment and technology. more...

The Fetal Medicine Centre
(Harmony Test)
137 Harley Street
London W1G 6BG
Greater London
Tel: 020 7486 0476
Fax: 020 7486 0294
Email: enquiries@FetalMedicine.com
Website: www.FetalMedicine.com

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Chloe S
Chloe S
Very professional and kind services from the booking to the actual appointment. Was bit worried as there were some negative reviews but i was very satisfied. I did my first scan somewhere else and it was good that I changed the clinic. So happy that I found somewhere reliable!
Harriet Correspondence
Harriet Correspondence
All-round excellent care when I visited the fetal medicine centre. My work is related to this area, so I had very detailed questions, but I was also just an emotional mum. The team took all of this in their stride and were so experienced and supportive. Well worth it.
T
T
Terrible reception staff. Quite unhelpful and rude. A terrible first impression. Very unprofessional, did nothing to assess needs and seemed to judge whether you were high risk or not based on your voice. Very strange. Much better service from the NHS.
Abigail
Abigail
This was the worst experience of my life. I went for the initial Harmony Test appointment to give blood and didn’t realise that at that time I would have a scan too so didn’t bring my husband. The sonographer offered a scan and I thought ‘why not’. When she did the belly scan and couldn’t see anything, she did an internal scan - I was starting to feel anxious at this point. When it was clear that there was no heartbeat and the baby was grossly undersized, the lady turned the screen to me and pointed to something the size of a grain of rice and said ‘that’s your baby’. She just didn’t get it - that my heart was broken and my baby dead. I was crying and she gave me a box of tissues and walked out of the room. I was then ‘transferred’ to a windowless vault to cry by myself - to say that there was no empathy would be a gross understatement. At my call, my husband arrived soon after and the receptionist said I’d already left when I hadn’t. He said I must be here so they came to look for me, forgotten in my vault. When he was finally brought to me, we left together, but not before the receptionist had rudely asked for the £100 owed. In comparison to the warmth and sympathy I’ve experienced since at the NHS, this was a cold, heartless, sterile place. I’m sure if people have good news there, they would think it’s great. But given the high chance of bad news, don’t risk it and go somewhere where the people who work there care about you and your baby.
Chirag Patel
Chirag Patel
The Professor and his team at The Fetal Medicine Centre offered my wife a great service with the extensive scans they provide. We had three scans at the clinic. The doctor provided a report for our NHS consultant. The Professors knowledge in the field is absolutely amazing. If people ever require evidence on his work just read one of his 1600 published papers or watch one of his documentaries. The Professor has truly devoted his life to fetal medicine.