Most parents look forward to their scan because it gives them the first glimpse of their baby.

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This test results in a 9095% detection rate of pregnancies that may be at an increased risk of carrying a genetical problem such as Downs Syndrome.

If you are unsure of your period dates or have an irregular cycle, we suggest that you contact your doctor, midwife or health care provider as early as possible to arrange for a dating scan.

There is no hard and fast rule for the number of scans you should have during pregnancy.

A scan maybe ordered when an abnormality is suspected on clinical grounds.

Harmony Downs Screening Test Available We now offer a service for predicting the chance of chromosomal abnormality - the Harmony Downs Screening Test.

It is the most accurate, non invasive test available and can be carried out from 10 weeks and 4 days gestation.Panorama is the only non-invasive prenatal screening test that distinguishes between fetal and maternal cell-free DNA thanks to SNP-based sequencing and Natera's proprietary algorithm.Using advanced bioinformatics techniques, Panorama screens for a broad panel of chromosomal conditions, including: Visit the Panorama Test page for more information.The first Trimester Scan, is Scans are usually performed by a doctors, midwives or radiographers who are specially trained in ultrasound, and are known as sonographers. The amount of liquor (amniotic fluid), the position and appearance of the placenta and a detailed scan of the baby itself.The baby will be measured, and the anatomy examined in detail.The Harmony Test is predictive to more than 99% accuracy in Down’s syndrome, 98% of Edward’s syndrome and 80% of Patau’s syndrome, thus greatly reducing the need for invasive testing by CVS or amniocentesis.