The Harmony® test is a non-invasive prenatal test that detects the most common chromosomal disorders (trisomy 13, 18, 21) of the unborn child with high reliability. In addition, the Harmony® test can also detect the child’s sex as well as disorders of the sex chromosomes (X, Y).
Early in pregnancy, the maternal blood contains the genetic information of the mother as well as the genetic information of the child. This so-called cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) can be examined for the presence of chromosomal disorders such as trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) using the Harmony® test. Compared to other prenatal tests, the Harmony test has the advantage of higher accuracy and a lower rate of false-positive results. A simple blood sample from the mother is sufficient to perform the Harmony® test, which means that the test poses no risk to the fetus.
Our partner Cenata offers the Harmony® test to identify the most common fetal chromosomal disorders. Cenata GmbH was founded jointly by CeGaT, Labor Enders, and Prof. Dr. Hinrichsen.
For patients insured in Germany, the Harmony® test is covered by public health insurance. Our colleagues at the Zentrum für Humangenetik Tübingen will gladly support you!