Hi, I'm pregnant with no. 3 and will be 41 when I have the baby. My OB mentioned a new blood test that I can have that is 99.9% accurate when it comes to detecting abnormalities. It costs $900 and isn't covered by Medicare or private health. Depending on the results of the 12 week scan I need to decide whether I want to have this test, which is far las invasive than an amniocentesis. I was still in to state of shock about being pregnant at all when I saw my ob so didn't really ask enough questions. So I was wondering if anyone here has had or been offered the test. My previous 2 pregnancies were uneventful and produced 2 healthy babies, I've no history of miscarriage or genetic abnormalities.
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29-05-2014 21:09 #1
Pregnant at 40 and new blood test to detect problems
29-05-2014 23:21 #2Senior Member
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I had it even tho my 12 wk scan came back as low risk. I just wanted the peace of mind. It cost $575 & is called the harmony prenatal blood test. Google it and have a read. Prices can vary depending where u get it done
I would def recommend it as I dont trust the combined screening test!
29-05-2014 23:51 #3
I did the same test and it was $500. We wanted to find out the gender and it was an extra $50. Being an IVF pregnancy and I am 35 we wanted to double check all was good.
30-05-2014 02:32 #4Senior Member
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When we did it last sept it cost $950. I also wanted to avoid an amnio. I would recommend it as it's less invasive and once you get those test results back you will have peace of mind. It'sIt's definitely the way to go now days.
30-05-2014 08:02 #5Senior Member
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30-05-2014 09:54 #6
Thanks everyone for your replies. I'll go for my 12 week scan etc and then discuss again with my ob.
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