My doctor said anytime after 10 weeks but I’m a little anxious I scheduled my blood draw too soon (10 weeks, 3 days). I’ve supported friends who had false positives with other prenatal screening methods, so … No risk: Because NIPT is a simple blood test, it poses no risk to pregnancy. The test can screen for certain kinds of genetic abnormalities that might be affecting your baby. The chances of a baby having one of these conditions is not related to maternal age (or the age of the egg donor). Great Portland Street, The Birth Company All rights reserved. I called King's again and spoke to someone who deals with the Harmony testing. Did mine at 10w2d, and it worked just fine. It’s just like having any other blood test, so you’ll probably be familiar with the procedure. Highly recommended ' I have had a letter through for my booking appointment which is at 9 + 2 weeks and then a separate letter with my scan which was for 12 + 2. Results are usually available in a week or two, sometimes a little sooner. You have a blood sample taken and sent to a lab for analysis. Timing: The result from NIPT/cfDNA screening is available earlier than other types of prenatal screening. I would highly recommend coming here. ' Seems odd as I would have thought if you are collecting the info anyway (which they are) it wouldn't take much to do the calculation as an additional test to further confirm/deny the NIPT result.Seems their general policy is similar to King's, in that both hospitals prefer to get combined test results before running the NIPT. Anyone else doing in the 10th week? Or you may have heard it called MaterniT21, a brand name. What is noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and what disorders can it screen for? If only I lived in London and could have all my scans with you! However, there is a chance that the test could reveal that your baby is at high probability of a particular condition. You can have NIPT at 10 weeks of pregnancy or later. Hopefully if that were to happen they’d redraw? SK9 7HR, Harley Street: Mind you, I paid for mine - is this under the NHS? So a "normal" NIPT result does not guarantee a healthy baby, and an "abnormal" result does not mean your baby definitely has a certain condition. Shahrzad was fantastic and went through the whole anomaly scan thoroughly, explaining everything and looking in detail at each area. Hi Zlata. Lisa on reception is professional and very approachable. However, the NIPT results won’t be available immediately. I've just registered myself with maternity services at King's (London).The midwife I spoke to at King's said I would be seen by them for the first time for my 12 week scan which would be between 12 and 14wks, and then from there they would see whether they would advise the Harmony test based on risk factors.This worries me because if my appointment comes thru and it's at the tail end of this, I wouldn't get the results potentially until 16wks. I saw Kate throughout my first pregnancy and am now doing so again with my second. I am 11+4 and am planning on getting it this week. The NIPT results can tell you if your baby is likely to be affected by a specific condition. Depending on the reason the NIPT yields a "no call" result, the laboratory may ask for a repeat blood draw. I completely agree with you, one of the main advantages of this test is how early it can be done. The test counts fragments of DNA (called cell-free DNA) from your placenta that's circulating in your blood. I thought I would have a booking appt before then at least.Is it also normal to have the NIPT done so late?Any advice would be appreciated. This type of result should be further reviewed with a genetic counsellor who can discuss options for further testing. The main thing with the NIPT is the accuracy - not the timing. if there are more than two babies (triplets, quadruplets, etc. You should ask your doctor for advice on which test is right for you. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. Will be ringing again tomorrow. AmyBMac09. Pregnant women who elect to have NIPT can have a blood test from 10 weeks gestation. The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff. The results came really quickly. Really friendly, efficient service. As soon as we have your blood sample, we’ll send it to the lab to be tested. During a pregnancy, there are small pieces of genetic material (known as DNA) from the placenta that can be found in the bloodstream. London I've called a few times and they've been helpful at rescheduling. I had the Harmony on a Monday evening and the results came back on Saturday midday, so 4-5 days later. Limitations of NIPT I just wanted to provide some possible relief and reassurance if your Myriad NIPT results are taking a long time. 2020. My appointment was with Kate who was absolutely fantastic. IMPORTANT: At this time, the current provincial guidelines do not support the use of NIPT to screen for microdeletion syndromes. 137 Harley Street The Panorama test takes a little longer, but it can test for abnormalities that aren’t detected by the other types of NIPT. If you feel like this and can afford it, it makes sense to have the Harmony or similar as soon as possible, I think. Nothing was rushed and she took her time to make sure baby was in the correct position to get the best results. Hi There! One of only nhs hospitals in country! http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Cell-free-DNA-Prenatal-Screening-Test-Infographic [June, https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2019/02/cell-free-dna-to-screen-for-single-gene-disorders, https://www.acog.org/patient-resources/faqs/pregnancy/prenatal-genetic-screening-tests, http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/63439 [Accessed, https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/prenatal-cell-free-dna-screening/, https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/nipt, All pregnancy, parenting, and birth videos >.