Non-invasive tests have become cheaper and are more available to women in rural areas.
The basic Harmony test (trisomy 13, 18 & 21) now costs $425. A Medicare rebate is not available for this test.
Another local lab offers a basic Generation test costing $395 and an extended test for $695
I have refined what I offer in the last last few year,
- Will offer a dating scan to confirm dates
- NIPT after 10 weeks if you can afford it
- First trimester ultrasound and screening bloods if you have had a NIPT, or risk assessment if no NIPT. This is done between 11 to 13+6 weeks.
31 March 2018
The most recent ANZJOG has two papers and an editorial about non-invasive prenatal testing for certain fetal genetic disorders.
This should really be called less invasive as unlike some DNA testing it does require a blood specimen…
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