The HarmonyTM test is based on the latest advances in molecular biology. Scientists have discovered that there is a small amount of the baby’s DNA (cell-free fetal DNA) in the mother’s blood. This DNA is thought to come from the placenta.
The number of chromosomes in the baby can be worked out by measuring the cell-free fetal DNA in the mother’s blood. The test needs a sample of the mother’s blood rather than cells from the placenta, as in a chorionic villous sample (CVS), or fluid from around the baby as in an amniocentesis.
Both CVS and amniocentesis require a needle to be inserted into the womb and therefore carry a risk of miscarriage but because the Harmony test only needs a blood sample from the mother, it is said to be non-invasive.
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The test costs £700.00.
For further information, please call Customer Services on 01625 505412 / 505406.