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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Safe Method.

Secure Result.



The Harmony® Test performed by Cenata


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 in the Cenata laboratories in Germany.


Advantages of the Harmony® Test

  • excellent detection rate of 99.5% for trisomy 21


  • very low false positive rate of 0.06% for trisomy 21


  • excellent clinical validation, e.g. in the clinical NIPT study with 18,955 patients


  • affordable price


  • short throughput time of average 3 working days


  • Feasibility under heparin treatment



Latest News

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 […]

Harmony® Test laboratory analysis requires only 3 working days

For pregnant women and their families, waiting for the results of a prenatal test is often a huge mental burden. We are pleased to inform you that Cenata has reduced the analysis time for the Harmony® Test by 25% – to just three working days in average. This means that the results of the Harmony® […]


Procedure of the Harmony® Test


Genetic counseling

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


Blood sample

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


Shipping

Blood sample and order form are shipped to us


Test performance

Test is carried out, the 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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