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    Default MaterniT21 prenatal test (or Harmony) in Melbourne?

    Hi, does anyone know if its possible to have either of these blood tests in Melbourne? I'm 41 (42 when give birth) and is my first pregnancy. We've only so far had the neuchal scan result which was very low risk (1/1570) but we still have to get the blood test result. My doctor says I should have the amnio anyway "just to be sure" ...I'm not at all sure about this suggestion. From what I've read it seems the new blood test would definitely provide a non-invasive and almost 100% accuracy and therefore be the better alternative. I'm also rehsus negative so wouldn't really want an amnio.
    Thank you everyone in advance for your comments!

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    Hey there,
    I just had the Harmony test at the WUME (Women's Ultrasound Melbourne, part of Freemason's in East Melbourne) this morning. My ultrasound and bloods revealed a low risk, but we decided to go ahead with the Harmony test for peace of mind. However, I have read on US forums that there are alot of false-positives popping up with this test - which makes me really nervous. It means that if you do have a positive test that you'll have to go through the amnio etc tests regardless, although Harmony provides an additional test free of charge (apparently). Cost was $825 through WUME and we have a two week wait for results. Good luck with your pregnancy

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    PS. Would be also really keen to hear of anyone elses experiences with this test - we jumped at the test because we thought it would give us peace of mind, however the feedback out of the States makes us wonder whether we have blown a large sum of cash on something that isn't diagnostic and is just another screening test (that would require further invasive tests to confirm the results)...

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    Christo13 we had Maternit21 through US done from perth in June.
    $1250 and said to take two weeks but we had it back in nine days.
    Only positive feedback for our experience.

    Hope this helps someone down the track.

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    Last edited by Sunshinebell; 26-09-2013 at 17:04.

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    Thanks Sunshinebell, it's good to hear that you had a good result and positive experience with the harming rest - we get our results sometime next week. Fingers crossed!


 

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