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Information for pregnant women
As an expectant mother, you have probably been overwhelmed with information about what you should do during your pregnancy. And more than likely, you've considered prenatal testing.
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), all pregnant women should be offered prenatal testing for chromosomal abnormalities.1
Within the U.S., prenatal testing for trisomy 21 or Down syndrome is the standard of care. Approximately 60-70% of women undergo prenatal testing for Down syndrome. Your doctor can provide you information about trisomy prenatal testing, including why it's done, what tests are available, what they are for, and when you should get them.
The choice is yours. So learn all you can about the tests available to you, and if you have questions, discuss them with your healthcare provider.
An advanced blood test to detect common fetal trisomies at 10 weeks gestational age or later
The Harmony Prenatal Test analyzes the relative number of chromosomes in maternal blood to provide an objective, individualized patient result with high sensitivity and specificity. 1-3