Three steps to clear answers

While traditional screening (KUB) are performed later in pregnancy and may require multiple office visits2, Harmony can deliver clear answers as early as the first trimester with a single blood draw.

  1. A maternal blood sample is taken at week ten of pregnancy, or later. Sample is sent to Life Genomics laboratory in Gothenburg for analysis.
  2. DNA in the sample is analysed using proprietary Harmony technology.
  3. Test results are reported to your healthcare provider.

Getting your test results

The Harmony Prenatal Test gives clear answers about the risk to your pregnancy of trisomies 21 (Down syndrome), 18, and 13.

Once the analysis is completed, your provider receives the results and shares them with you.

If you also selected analysis of fetal sex, X and Y sex chromosomes or 22q11.2 micro deletion, those results are provided as well.

NIPT is recommended in Sweden

NIPT is accepted in Sweden even though the cost is mostly not included in public healthcare.

SFOG has recommended NIPT used in combination with KUB based on the publication from Statens beredning för medicinsk och social utvärdering. Read the guideline. Read the publication from SBU.

You can read more about NIPT in 1177 Vårdguiden.

Taking the Harmony Prenatal Test

Information to help you decide if the Harmony Prenatal Test is right for you. Discover how Harmony differs from other tests and learn what to expect when you take this simple blood test.

Less follow-up testing

Harmony is more accurate than traditional screening (FTS = KUB).1

With Harmony, there is less chance your doctor will recommend follow-up testing, such as amniocentesis, due to a false positive result.

  1. Norton et al. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 23;372(17):1589-97
  2. ACOG Practice Bulletin 77. ACOG Committee on Practice Bulletins. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jan;109(1):217-27
  3. SFOG
  4. SBU
  5. 1177 Vårdguiden