What if I would have gone and aborted based on the screening results and my baby was fine? After all the science is available, why not take advantage? My risk of developing pre-eclampsia was 1:4381 risk cut-off 1:200. It was easily administered, and we received the results, which came back normal, quickly. Or, feel free to simply email a link to this blog post and ask that they read your comments and consider it the next time they counsel an expectant parent. My genetic counselor kept saying amino carries more risk than my current Harmony stat, in your opinion, you think the test is better at detecting negative? I also wanted to thank you for your website and providing some comfort while I was looking for information. Hi Alexis, Thank you for sharing your story. I am finally starting getting excited about this pregnancy again. I will be reporting the experience we had with my daughter in every way I think will be helpful to others , to the company itself that provides the screening and of course the professionals involved.
Bests from Frankfurt Hi Mark, thanks for your quick response. So I was very surprised at the least to find out I was pregnant. I'd guess it's pretty accurate if they're confident enough to claim girl. The study can be accessed at this. You offered us a great deal of information and comfort. The mean age of the women with a trisomic fetus was 38,18 ± 2,74 yrs range: 27- 46 yrs.
However, even at that high of a detection rate, there are still false positives. I remember this clearly as I learned of a possible chromosomal condition in my baby from a routine ultrasound and blood test in my second trimester. We declined all testing other than our ultrasounds. Those are the 30 year old moms who are definitely not carrying a child with Down syndrome. A 95% accurate test will find 19 of those redheaded babies, and miss one. Laura—thank you for the kind compliments.
Given your age and the screen negative with more than enough fetal fraction to test, I would say it very unlikely that you have a false negative. They suspect possible placental mosaicism but of course I would have to do an amnio for further confirmation. But not counting on it… I just wanted to give an update that my full cvs report came back full trisomy 13. I know exactly how you are feeling. Thanks so much for this post.
If it says 'boy' then it's deffo a boy. Have you talked to a genetic counselor yet? It does warrant a 16 week ultrasound also had one at 10 weeks , so that is scheduled for April 9th. We are heartbroken and decided to get the amnio which I got done last Thursday. I had the blood work and husband the cheek swab redone at 16+1 and received word this morning the fetal fraction was 2. I had the same thing happen to me. Found this link in my search for information about false positives.
All women should discuss their results with their healthcare provider, who can recommend confirmatory, diagnostic testing where appropriate. I did not have genetic screening with my last pregnancy, but I can tell you that if I had, it would have shown a positive for a girl with Turner Syndrome. Wish I can be hopeful but we saw, not definitive but maybe, a cleft palate as well as prominent bladder, which would indicate that the baby does in fact have t13. Mark I really agree with your comments. So, your help was very much appreciated! Has anyone else had anything similar? She drew the blood from….
Had I known the turmoil the Panorama test would cause I would have just been patient and not pressed to find out the sex of my baby so early. For the latest , , , , and , and other , check out and. I decided not to do amnio because I did not want to put her at risk. I just wanted to post the conclusion to my tests for the next Mom who gets a positive for Triple x on the Harmony test. Jamie—my sympathies for the stress associated with your test results. Just because based Ariosa Lab declined the retest even after several discussions, they can not do anything and to take my case any further. We will learn so much, meet people we never would have met, have experiences we never would have had, etc.
This site is published by BabyCenter, L. So our doctor wanted to be thorough and get the Panorama test done where she included testing for the microdeletions in addition to the regular testing of the three main chromosome disorders. The reason they waited until 20 weeks in the past to do several rounds of tests. Due to the relative rarity of twins, and even greater rarity of twins with one having Down syndrome, I am not familiar with a study of a sufficient size to provide reliable data on how accurate the detection rates are. Reimbursement is common if the lab still gets a no-call on a re-draw. But instead the test came back with high risk 99% for trisomy 13.
I have had 9 pregnancies, 3 living children, one on the way, and 5 miscarriages. We would like to seek your opinion on this result and what does it mean? See the 'Fetal Sex' section on the right. We are now able to have a happy normal pregnancy. His ultrasound has never looked bad and hes not behind in growth, thank you for your time. The reults came back positive for trisomy 21. I hope you enjoy your pregnancy.