The Harmony Prenatal Test is a blood test that analyses free fetal DNA in the maternal circulation for the most common chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome.
It is also referred to as Non-Invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).
The Harmony Prenatal Test can be undertaken from 10 weeks gestation, please bring a referral with you. A dating scan can be done at the same time if you have a referral from your Doctor, please mention this at the time of booking.
Before Your Appointment
Please stay hydrated for the appointment.
About the Harmony Prenatal Test Procedure
When you visit Adelaide Women’s Imaging (AWI) for NPIT (non-invasive prenatal test), you will be greeted by one of our friendly reception staff. You will be asked some questions in relation to your pregnancy and sent across the hallway to Clinpath for your blood test. We ask that you return to AWI after you have had the blood taken.
You can view the Clinpath Patient Brochure here.
After Your Test
The results will be available in 7-10 working days and sent to your referring Doctor.
In some cases, not enough fetal DNA is detected, and a repeat blood test is needed (no extra cost associated with this). In rare instances despite multiple redraws, the test cannot be performed. In these instances, your doctor will be able to advise if further testing is recommended.
Approximately 30 minutes.