Quick,
accurate results

Results returned within an average of
3 business days - free of charge

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Excellent
detection rate

99.5% detection rate for trisomy 21
in published studies

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Low
false-positive rate

Only 0.06% for trisomy 21

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High
success rate

Only 1.6% of samples cannot be analyzed on the first attempt;
only 0.6% after a second attempt.

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Highly qualified medical team
for diagnosis and advice

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The Harmony® Test


The Harmony® Test can reliably detect the risk of the chromosomal disorders trisomy 21, trisomy 18, trisomy 13 as well as X- and Y-chromosomal disorders. All aspects of the Harmony® Test are carried out according to european standards of quality and data protection.

Advantages of the Harmony® Test

  • Excellent detection rate


  • Very low false-positive rate


  • Fast turnaround time


  • Excellent clinical validation in studies with more than 22,000 patients


  • Affordable price


  • Feasibility under heparin treatment



Latest News

Temporary Analysis of the Harmony® Test by Medirex

In 1998 a patent was filed for the detectability of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal serum or plasma and its applications. This includes, amongst other things, also the diagnosis of fetal trisomy from maternal blood. The patent expires on March 4, 2018. Currently, the patent holders, Sequenom and Illumina, file suits against providers of non-invasive […]

Sex determination in twin pregnancies

The Harmony® Test is now able to determine fetal sex in twin pregnancies. This breakthrough has been achieved through refinements of the Harmony® Test’s specialized analyzing algorithm (“FORTE”). For the sex determination the test detects sequences of the Y chromosome in the cell-free DNA. If DNA from the Y chromosome is detected in maternal blood […]


Procedure of the Harmony® Test


Genetic counseling

Patient requests the Harmony® Test and gets a genetic counseling by obstetrician or human geneticist


Blood sample

Blood sample is taken and the order form is filled out by physician and patient


Shipping

Blood sample and order form are sent


Test performance

Test is carried out, data is analyzed and the findings are compiled


Receipt of report

Physician reports the findings to the patient including genetic counseling


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