Three steps to clear answers
While other commonly used tests for Down syndrome are performed later in pregnancy and require multiple clinic visits, Harmony delivers clear answers as early as the first trimester with a single blood draw.
1. A maternal blood sample is taken at week ten of pregnancy, or later.
2. DNA in the sample is analysed using proprietary Harmony technology.
3. Test results are reported to Numi Scan in 5 business days or less.
The test result will give you a clear answer about the risk to your pregnancy of having any of the genetic conditions included in the test. All results will be given to you by Numi Scan. You should continue with your usual scan appointments before and following testing.
Are there problems this test will not detect?
The Harmony test does not provide information on physical defects, such as heart or brain abnormalities and spina bifida, or fetal growth. It is therefore advisable that you still have your NHS ultrasound scans at 11-13 weeks and at 20-22 weeks to examine the fetal anatomy and at 30-32 weeks to examine the fetal growth, if needed.