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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...

Glasgow Centre for Reproductive Medicine
(Harmony Test)
21 Fifty Pitches Way
Cardonald Business Park
Glasgow G51 4FD
Tel: 0141 891 8749
Fax: 0141 883 4886
Email: info@gcrm.co.uk
Website: www.gcrm.co.uk

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The Gynae Centre
(Harmony Test & Panorama Test)
Suite 23
7 Queen Ann Street
London W1G 9HN
Greater London
Tel: 020 7580 8090
Email: Ask@Gynae-Centre.co.uk
Website: www.Gynae-Centre.co.uk

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4.1
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Udulawathie Abeysinghe
Udulawathie Abeysinghe
I would like to thank Dr Eskander for his first class care during my operation in the clinic. I am impressed at how caring, kind and patient he was and the time he gave me as a nervous patient. The nurses Jess and Charlotte were excellent. Very caring, warm and sympathetic. I would have no hesitation in recommending my friends to come to you should they need any help. Your help is very much appreciated
Mel Carter
Mel Carter
I came to see Dr Alex Eskander for a 12 weeks gender scan. I already had 3 boys and wanted to find out the gender of my fourth. You made all my dreams come true when you confirmed that I was in fact going to have a daughter. I was very emotional. I wanted to inform you and thank you that indeed my little girl was born as predicted. She has made my family complete, we couldn’t be happier, thank you again for your very kind and excellent professional service. I have posted you a thank you card including a picture of my baby girl. Many thanks Mel C
Judith Olney
Judith Olney
I have been coming to the Gynae Clinic for a few years now. Dr Eskander has always been friendly, kind and professional. After a pelvic scan in a well woman check a few years ago he picked up a cyst on an ovary which has now been dealt with. His check was thorough and he was very helpful in directing me for further diagnosis.
Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
I came to see you during an agonising time in my life. I just wanted to post and say a huge thank you for your care during my difficult time at the Centre. Dr Eskander, you were so kind to me, professional and caring when I was very emotional, you listened and gave me such great care. There was also a wonderful nurse at the clinic, and because of the state I was in at the time, I cannot remember her name. She was a Scottish young lady and I truly wouldn’t have been able to cope without her kindness and patience on the day of my surgery. The way this wonderful nurse cared for me will never be forgotten. I want her to know how grateful I am. Thank you all for your care, kindness and support. What I went through was something that I did not take lightly, and it was something that came with a lot of emotion and worry. What I can think about is the support and professionalism I received from the entire team, the nurses and manageress. I hope that you all know how you made such a sad situation more bearable for me. The work that you do is good and I just wanted you to know how much it meant to be in a safe and caring environment. Keep up the excellent work. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. V. Clark
Jennifer D
Jennifer D
I’ve been using the clinic for some years for a variety of health issues. I’ve got nothing but full praises for Dr Eskander’s professionalism, kindness and superb bedside manners. He always manages to sort out my health issues no matter how complicated they are, my most recent visit included! It’s always reassuring to see him and seek his expert opinion. His nurses are just as lovely. I’ve had both Charlotte and Jessica attending to me, both are sweet, caring and gentle. The only sour point for the clinic in my experience would be receptionist Suzanne, the small skinny blonde middle aged lady. Unfortunately, I found her to be extremely rude, unhelpful, unaccommodating and lacking in telephone manners, sadly a detriment to the clinic’s reputation. I nearly stopped attending the Gynae Centre because of her confrontational attitude and belligerent manner. However, I’m now reassured that she’s no longer working at the Gynae Centre which encourages me to gladly give the clinic a full FIVE STAR RATING deservedly and without hesitation.