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‘Harmony Prenatal Test’, ‘MaterniT21 PLUS’, and the ‘Non-invasive verifi prenatal test’: What are these new prenatal tests and where can you get tested?


These three tests (‘Harmony Prenatal Test’, ‘MaterniT21 PLUS’, and ‘Non-invasive verifi prenatal test’) are examples of different brands of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT). NIPT uses new technology to detect fetal aneuploidy during pregnancy.  Genetic material (DNA) in human cells is … Continue reading

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Why might you receive genetic counseling as a child?


The main reason for referral to Medical Genetics during childhood is due to physical and/or mental differences that a parent, a teacher, or a child’s health care provider has noticed. In this case, the child is seen by a geneticist … Continue reading

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I’ve been referred for genetic counseling… What does that mean?


Most people who are referred for genetic counseling have never heard of it before, and can be quite intimidated by the sound of it – is someone going to try to change my genes?? Like gene therapy or something? Or … Continue reading

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