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Panorama Natera Prenatal Screening Scan

Available from:  9 Weeks onwards

Objective of Scan:

  • Non-invasive test for Down’s Syndrome, Edward’s Syndrome & Patau Syndrome
  • Blood sample taken
  • Scan performed and measurement taken of the Crown Rump Length (CRL)
  • Confirmation of foetal age
  • Confirmation of single or multiple pregnancy
Inclusive of:

  • Dating, Risk report and blood screening
  • 2x 2D b/w images in a mounted card frame
  • May involve a transvaginal/Internal scan if the views are not clear
  • Free 4D Sneak Preview (optional from 12 – 22 weeks)
  • 15 minutes scan appointment plus additional time for blood test
Price: £395 inclusive of the £30 deposit paid at the time of booking.

Additional Extras:

2D b/w image Price: £5
3D b/w image Price: £5
3D 4×6 colour image Price: £6
Keyring Price: £6
Fridge Magnet Price: £6
Heartbeat Bear
(from 12 weeks onwards)
Price:£20
Further Information:

Upon arrival you will be required to sign a consent form for performing the Blood test.

The Panorama natera prenatal screen test is a non-invasive blood test that analyses cell free DNA from the fetes which is circulating in the pregnant mothers blood. It is an advanced option in screening for Down Syndrome, which looks to detect the trisomy 21 Down Syndrome, trisomy 18 Edwards Syndrome, trisomy 13 Patau Syndrome and sex chromosome conditions. This test can be performed anytime after 9 weeks gestation together with a dating scan to date your pregnancy accurately. This test can be requested for single pregnancies only, including IVF patients using their own egg or a donor egg. .

The blood sample together with the completed request forms are sent to our Laboratory, whom will extract the DNA from the blood sample. There needs to be enough fetal DNA in the maternal blood to be able to provide a result. If there is insufficient fetal DNA in the sample, another blood sample will be required and processed at no extra charge. Results will be ready in approximately five to seven working days. After the test, the number of women required to have a CVS or an amniocentesis is less than 1%. It is= important to note that the if the test results show a high risk of trisomy 21, 18, 13 or sex chromosome conditions it does not mean that the fetus definitely has one of these conditions although it is highly likely. In the event of a high risk result, follow up testing by an invasive procedure is recommended.

All results should be forwarded onto your GP/Midwife for interpretation and to include within hospital notes.

All scans are performed by qualified sonographers with obstetric scanning experience.

Please note that it is your responsibility to forward your report/findings to your GP/Healthcare.

FAQs

Does a low risk result with this test mean that the baby does not have Down Syndrome?

No, any screening tests carries a risk of a false negative however the risk of this happening with the Harmony is much lower than with the routine Down screening.

If I have a high risk result does that mean that the baby’s chromosomes are abnormal?

No, not necessarily. It means that there is a higher risk and you will be offered the option of the amniocentesis to assess the chromosomes directly.

Can I have this test if I’m having twins?

Yes it is available for twin pregnancies, however it is not suitable in cases where there is a vanishing twin.

Is this test available for IVF pregnancies?

Yes this is suitable for IVF patients.

When will I get my results?

The results are processed in 5 five working days.

What if my test fails?

3 out of 100 women will require a repeat test. This may be due to not enough cell free DNA in your blood sample and passing their quality scores. If this is the case another sample of blood will be obtained and sent. Please not there will be no charge for this.

Can I find out the sex of my baby with this test?

Yes they are able to confirm the gender on single and twin pregnancies

Are there any tests that can be done with this test?

Fetal sex chromosomes can also be use to evaluate X and Y sex chromosomes. This option tests for conditions caused by having an extra or missing copy of the X and Y chromosomes including Turner And Klinefelter syndromes. This is only available for single pregnancies.

Do I need to drink water before my scan appointment?

Our guidance is to drink approximately 1 litre of water, at least 20 mins prior to the scan, however, we advise you drink as much as you can tolerate and to not make yourself uncomfortable.

Who will perform the scan and blood test?

All of our sonographers are qualified with diagnostic obstetric ulltrasound scanning experience, and are accredited by either the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council, Society of Radiographers or Royal College of Midwives and work within the NHS alongside their role with My Ultra Healthcare Ltd.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Please bring your along your hospital notes (if you have been given them) and reports to assist our Sonographers if a referral is required.

Will you advise me of any abnormalities?

Please note, our scans do not replace any of your NHS scans. During your appointment a general well-being check is performed on the baby, in an event of any abnormality being detected, we will discuss this with you and provide a full report for to forward to your health practitioner.

Do I still need to visit the NHS if I had a scan with you?

Yes, our services are a complementary service, which works alongside the NHS.

What happens in terms of referrals?

We advise all our customers to advise their GP or midwife know of their intention to have a scan with us. On arrival at My Ultra Healthcare we will ask you to complete a registration form, where your GP/midwife details will be requested. If from the scan there shows a need to contact or share any information regarding you or your baby, you are responsible for providing the report to your GP/Midwife.

I have medical insurance; can I claim for my scans?

My Ultra Healthcare will be paid directly by the patient and invoice will be provided. Any claims made are between the insurance company and patient and is based on the decision of the insurance company. My Ultra Healthcare would advise to check with your insurance company first, to avoid disappointment.

How many guests/children can come with me?

We recognise the importance of having friends and family attend with you, especially with 3D/4D. We are happy for family and friends to attend, however due to limitations in space and seating, we are able to accommodate up to 5 people with the patient and children are welcome too.