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January 1st, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Has anyone had this new blood test? My doctor talked to me about it at my first appointment and my next appointment is on the 3rd.
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January 2nd, 2013, 10:25 AM
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I had it done, it is just a simple blood draw and was a much easier and safer alternative to the amnio as far as i was concerned.
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January 4th, 2013, 04:49 PM
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I had it done too....it really helped with the anxiety I was feeling....good luck
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January 4th, 2013, 09:31 PM
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So I had it done at my appointment yesterday. My doctor said it usually takes about a week for the results. They also did an u/s to measure the nuchal fold, and it was 1.0 which they said was great
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January 14th, 2013, 10:54 AM
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At my routine 20 week u/s there was a soft marker found, at the level 2 u/s a few days later, another soft marker was found. Just to be prepared at birth I got a similar test, Verifi, done. The results took a week (6 working days). Everything looks fine. My ob says that the Verifi has 'about the same' level of accuracy as an amnio. As I refuse all prenatal/chromosomal testing except for u/s, I would have never consented to an amnio.
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January 15th, 2013, 05:17 PM
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I had the Harmony test done - which is virtually the same. It took 10 days to get the results. I was told it is over 99% accurate. I know I was so relieved to get the results. It can feel like a very long wait. Hope time passes quickly.
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January 18th, 2013, 07:11 AM
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Do the 21 and Harmony tests both give you odds of having issues, like 3:350 or so? I've read some tests are confusing and don't offer much anxiety relief- I wan to do blood draw an u/s tests only...any recommendations???
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January 19th, 2013, 07:21 AM
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Yes, but the odds are pretty straightforward. My odds were 1/10,000. According to the perinatologist, this result equals no evidence of any problems. In looking at the odds, you know with 99.5% certainty either way. It is not the 1/200 odds you get with other tests that simply tell nothing. Our perinatologist would still do a amnio if the odds were showing Downs. However, he said he never saw a test where the odds did not match the ultimate result. That said the test is only 99.5% accurate for Downs and something like 80-85% for the other, so someone somewhere is having an inaccurate result.
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January 19th, 2013, 12:51 PM
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Kim, is that the Maternity21 test? That sounds lik the way to go!
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January 20th, 2013, 05:48 AM
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Really the same test although I had the Harmony. Your blood contains your child's DNA. They actually look at the child's DNA and search for the number of chromosones in genes 13, 18 and 21. It only tests for these abnormalities. However with age they were our greatest worries. Since they actually count the number of chromosones it is reported as very accurate. There is no risk with it either. Harmony does not report the gender though (i read it had something to do with concerns that people will terminate for gender).
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January 20th, 2013, 10:35 AM
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Does th MaterniT offer gender results? Man I'd lov to kno eArly!
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January 20th, 2013, 10:55 AM
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From what I have read and learned the MaterniT21 test will also tell you the babies gender. It is something they only recently started doing.. I know because they only started providing the gender results AFTER I had my test done
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January 20th, 2013, 02:15 PM
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My report said that there was Y chromosomes present, consistent with a male fetus
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January 20th, 2013, 03:45 PM
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I am sooooo interested now- gender info at 10 weeks?! Awesome! Is it covered by your insurance? I've read different reports on them covering it. I have anthem and plan to call Monday but I'm curious
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January 20th, 2013, 03:49 PM
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It is not available in all states and not all insurances cover it It is still a fairly new alternative to amnio.
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January 20th, 2013, 04:52 PM
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As I was over 35, our insurance covered the Harmony test. The Company did tell us that insurance refused coverage they will cut the price in half.
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January 23rd, 2013, 02:27 PM
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I had it done last Monday and should results back today or tomorrow. They said I would know the gender and that some insurances do cover it, but if they don't it's a little over $200 for the testing.
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February 3rd, 2013, 09:35 AM
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I have been told, if you go to a provider that is contracted with SEQUENOM (the location the tests are actually ran) the will not charge the patient more than $235. It detects the Y chromosome, I found out at 13 weeks that I was expecting a girl.
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May 8th, 2013, 08:56 AM
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I'm so looking into it! What is the earliest they do it?
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May 9th, 2013, 12:29 PM
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I think you can get it done as early as 10 weeks.
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