Unfortunately, birth defects can occur in newborns. Approximately 6 out of 10 people will be affected by a condition that has a genetic background.
This includes defects such as spina bifida, cleft lip or palate, and congenital heart defects. Many of these conditions can be caused by genetic factors, and sonic genetics may provide insight into the causes of these conditions.
At Lotus Medics, we offer our expectant moms and dads peace of mind with a safe, non-invasive Sonic harmony test at our Orange, Parkes and Bathurst clinics. Read here for more information.
Sonic Genetics NIPT is a non-invasive method of evaluating the risk of certain chromosome disorders in a developing foetus by analysing and measuring the proportions of DNA fragments in the mother’s plasma.
These fragments come from both maternal and foetal placental cells and can be used to detect disorders related to specific chromosomes or chromosome regions.
A pelvic floor disorder is a result of weakened or damaged pelvic muscles, which cause several uncomfortable symptoms.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a screening test used to assess the risk of certain chromosomal abnormalities in a developing baby. This test checks for the most common chromosomal abnormalities, such as:
It also checks for foetal sex chromosome abnormalities, such as Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, triple X syndrome and XYY syndrome.
The NIPT has many benefits however there are some limitations which include:
Menopause can also contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction, as the decline in estrogen levels can cause the muscles and tissues of the pelvic floor to weaken.
The NIPT test is considered safe and non-invasive, meaning there are no known risks associated with it. However, as with any medical test, there is always a slight chance of a false-positive or false-negative result.
If you receive an unexpected result from the NIPT test, your doctor may recommend additional tests to confirm the diagnosis.
A NIPT has a high success rate, with rates ranging from 86-99% depending on the type of chromosomal abnormality being tested for.
A NIPT is highly accurate and reliable, making it an important tool for prenatal screening and diagnosis.
It is important to note that a NIPT is a screening test, not a diagnostic test, so it cannot tell you with 100% certainty that your baby does or does not have a chromosomal condition. Suppose the NIPT results show that your baby is at an increased risk.
In that case, your doctor may recommend additional testing, such as chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis, to determine if your baby does have one of these conditions.
Sonic Genetics NIPT costs at our Orange, Parkes and Bathurst practices will include:
The cost of the consultation with Lotus Medics. The cost of the NIPT test – approximately $500.00
At Lotus Medics, we understand that every person is different, each with a unique set of symptoms and causes and a unique body, and we offer a customised service to all our patients.
We have extensive experience with this condition and are committed to always putting the safety of our patients first.
NIPT testing can be wrong for Down syndrome. While NIPT is a very accurate screening test, it is not 100% accurate.
The accuracy of NIPT depends on the laboratory performing the test, the type of test performed, and the baby’s gestational age when the test is performed. False positives and false negatives can occur.
PLEASE NOTE: This information is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor. A second opinion is also encouraged.