Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07.11.2016, 09:39
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Männedorf ZH
Posts: 42
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
stutts has no particular reputation at present
Non Invasive Prenatal Test

Dear all

Does anyone of you had the Non Invasive Prenatal Test done for your pregnancy? How was your experience? Were you satisfied with the result? Which test you had and which clinic did you go to? Was it a false negative or false positive? Do you know anyone with a false negative or false positive experience?

Its a lot of questions but would be lovely if some of you can share your experience.

I know its an expensive test and most probably our health insurance is not going to pay for it because of our age. But looking at our family history we want to get it done. And we looked there are so many in the market. We would be super glad if we can get genuine feedback here.

We were getting worried about being good parents in the future. I guess we never knew bringing a child in the world is the most difficult task ever. My respect had grown for every parent who is on the other side of the line already

Last edited by stutts; 07.11.2016 at 10:25.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07.11.2016, 10:47
canuckchick's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Zug
Posts: 73
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 27 Times in 22 Posts
canuckchick has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

The first step would be to go to your doctor. They will do more of a risk assessment test as the first step (they look at the ultra sound, parent's age, etc) and then determine if you are a higher risk or not.

If your doctor determines you are at a higher risk, then insurance now HAS to cover the costs of the additional test (if you choose to have it, you do not have to have it). With our first, we were not high risk, now with the second we were and we had the Harmony blood test done. The cost was around 1000chf but was fully covered by our insurance. The results are more than 99% accurate. You can read more about the test here. http://www.ariosadx.com/. I did the test right at my doctor's office (no need to go to a special clinic as the dr takes blood and sends it in).

The baby is not due until Feb so I can't tell you yet whether the test was accurate in our case.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank canuckchick for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 07.11.2016, 11:55
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Basel
Posts: 68
Groaned at 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 112 Times in 39 Posts
nenadbasel has annoyed a few people around herenenadbasel has annoyed a few people around herenenadbasel has annoyed a few people around here
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

We are in the exact same situation as you are - considering whether to do the NIPT or not. A week or so ago our doctor determined that we are at low risk and advised us not to spend so much money for such a test (but we still haven't completely ruled out doing it). He said the problem with NIPT is it will still not give us certainty (as you very well know the only certain test is the invasive one).

The doctor said if the risk was low NIPT is very unlikely to bring anything and it costs a lot, if the risk is higher then it's definitely worth doing it.

Quote:
View Post
The results are more than 99% accurate.
Actually that's just a marketing thingy.. it's lower than that. Much lower.
http://www.downsyndromeprenataltesti...tal-screening/
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank nenadbasel for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 07.11.2016, 12:01
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Männedorf ZH
Posts: 42
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
stutts has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

Thanks @canuckchick for sharing your experience. I wish you all the best and hopefully all will turn out just for the best. Fingers crossed!

@nenadbasel I so get you with the 99% accuracy thing. I also researched that a lot since there are also more false positives and odd false negatives.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank stutts for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 07.11.2016, 22:48
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Männedorf ZH
Posts: 42
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
stutts has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

@nenadbasel this explains quite a lot.link
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank stutts for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 07.11.2016, 23:17
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 7,384
Groaned at 47 Times in 46 Posts
Thanked 13,853 Times in 5,415 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

Quote:
View Post
...
We were getting worried about being good parents in the future. I guess we never knew bringing a child in the world is the most difficult task ever. My respect had grown for every parent who is on the other side of the line already
I am no longer up to date on testing, but I do remember studying the details of the testing in great detail (my Ex is an md), and her losing even more sleep than I did.

What I can offer is the suggestion that you should get the best advice and testing you can if only to set your mind at ease. In about 14 months you will not believe how precious sleep will have become.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank JagWaugh for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 08.11.2016, 09:51
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Männedorf ZH
Posts: 42
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
stutts has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

@JagWaugh...its so funny my sister also called up today morning and she also said the same thing

She had a baby last year (though not in Switzerland)
She told me she was just so happy that she was pregnant and was not even reading so much like me about all that on internet. She was very happy during her 9 month pregnancy and now has a healthy baby boy ( touchwood)

I think i should just put all these stress away and just follow each doctor appointment as it goes and not read more into it before time.
Thank you as always for your kind words
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank stutts for this useful post:
  #8  
Old 08.11.2016, 09:57
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Basel
Posts: 68
Groaned at 3 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 112 Times in 39 Posts
nenadbasel has annoyed a few people around herenenadbasel has annoyed a few people around herenenadbasel has annoyed a few people around here
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

Quote:
View Post
@JagWaugh...its so funny my sister also called up today morning and she also said the same thing

She had a baby last year (though not in Switzerland)
She told me she was just so happy that she was pregnant and was not even reading so much like me about all that on internet. She was very happy during her 9 month pregnancy and now has a healthy baby boy ( touchwood)

I think i should just put all these stress away and just follow each doctor appointment as it goes and not read more into it before time.
Thank you as always for your kind words
Actually, the first thing our doctor advised us was to stop reading online forums. I failed to follow that I guess Hope the OH is smarter than me...
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08.11.2016, 10:14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Männedorf ZH
Posts: 42
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
stutts has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

Quote:
View Post
Actually, the first thing our doctor advised us was to stop reading online forums. I failed to follow that I guess Hope the OH is smarter than me...
So true!! We should be grateful that we got a chance to experience this phase of life and should be happy and make some happy hormones
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08.11.2016, 10:27
FuriousRose's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: nearby the lake
Posts: 933
Groaned at 18 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 1,003 Times in 471 Posts
FuriousRose has a reputation beyond reputeFuriousRose has a reputation beyond reputeFuriousRose has a reputation beyond reputeFuriousRose has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

My Ob/Gyn also told the same about the non-invasive prenatal test, that it's not as accurate as the invasive one. So we decided to go through the invasive one (I had the CVS). And she made sure that I was handled by a doctor that has a lot of experiences with the test (I had it done at USZ).

Good luck with whatever you and your partner decide. The best is to enjoy the pregnancy
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank FuriousRose for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 08.11.2016, 10:39
Daff's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Morges
Posts: 97
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 53 Times in 32 Posts
Daff has made some interesting contributions
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

I am an older mom, fell pregnant at 41 and was really worried about genetic issues. Had the free cell dna testing done in February this year through my doctor. Results came back with no chance of genetic disorders (on which my doctor had a smug I told you so moment, as the 12 week tests came back with low probability for downs etc and he felt the extra testing was unnecessary). It set my mind at ease though so would highly recommend it. Our health insurance did not cover even a portion of the test but I believe they now do.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Daff for this useful post:
  #12  
Old 08.11.2016, 12:20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Männedorf ZH
Posts: 42
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
stutts has no particular reputation at present
Quote:
View Post
My Ob/Gyn also told the same about the non-invasive prenatal test, that it's not as accurate as the invasive one. So we decided to go through the invasive one (I had the CVS). And she made sure that I was handled by a doctor that has a lot of experiences with the test (I had it done at USZ).

Good luck with whatever you and your partner decide. The best is to enjoy the pregnancy
So happy that your CVS went good. It is so good to hear positive experience. Thanks for your wishes. Just trying to take each day as it comes for now

Quote:
View Post
I am an older mom, fell pregnant at 41 and was really worried about genetic issues. Had the free cell dna testing done in February this year through my doctor. Results came back with no chance of genetic disorders (on which my doctor had a smug I told you so moment, as the 12 week tests came back with low probability for downs etc and he felt the extra testing was unnecessary). It set my mind at ease though so would highly recommend it. Our health insurance did not cover even a portion of the test but I believe they now do.
Since you had your free cell dna testing done in February that means now you are a mom of a healthy baby. Yay!! many congratulations
Thanks for sharing your experience. It really gives me and everyone else in the same shoe courage and hope that all will sail smoothly

Last edited by 3Wishes; 08.11.2016 at 14:30. Reason: merging consecutive replies
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 30.01.2019, 12:46
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Geneva
Posts: 14
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
DCSmurph has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

Just wanted to provide an update to this topic in case others are looking for information as I was. I just had a NIPT test (Prendia) now in Jan 2019. I had the choice of the regular test (510CHF) or the expert/deluxe test to examine some additional chromosonal issues (830CHF), so prices seemed to have dropped over the past couple years. Still out of pocket if not 'high risk'. Results took exactly a week.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01.02.2019, 21:01
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: geneva
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ktwu has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

Hello, it is funny you have just posted an update as i begin the search for the same test in geneva to be done one week from now. Can i ask where you got your done? Thank you
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03.02.2019, 16:25
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Geneva
Posts: 14
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 2 Posts
DCSmurph has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

I got it done a La Tour cause that’s where my doctor was who referred the test. If you’re looking for where to get it done I think you need to just talk to your OB since a doctor needs would order it even if it’s “optional”.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03.02.2019, 17:15
Troublawesome's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Zug
Posts: 1,025
Groaned at 197 Times in 117 Posts
Thanked 940 Times in 421 Posts
Troublawesome is considered a nuisanceTroublawesome is considered a nuisanceTroublawesome is considered a nuisance
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

Your obgyn should be your primary source, the NIPT test can reveal if your child has any issues like Down Syndrome. If you are not high risk then there's no point in doing it as the doctor suggests but it's more important for the mother to not be stressed. If you feel stressed not knowing then pay and do it, being happy and calm is more important.


As a bonus, the NIPT test shows you the gender of the baby as well. It's around 500-600 chf and takes a week to know, all you do is give some blood the usual way, that's all.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03.02.2019, 18:24
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 105
Groaned at 5 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 67 Times in 49 Posts
so_cal has no particular reputation at present
Re: Non Invasive Prenatal Test

I was 38 when I did it, and it gave us peace of mind. I guess it also depends on what you might do with that information, if it shows abnormalities. Everyone is different, so it's hard to advise.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
first trimester, noninvasiveprenataltest, pregnancy




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Illegal to trim neighbors invasive bushes smoky Other/general 30 18.03.2011 19:18
Siren Test [sirens sounding in Basel on a non-test day] mirfield Daily life 16 23.06.2010 10:51
Need Help with Non-Stock Parts on my Audi (to pass 2nd Test) expat_in_zug Transportation/driving 27 14.06.2010 13:04
Zurich Surgeons' feat - World's first non-invasive brain surgery BenderRules Daily life 1 25.06.2009 12:13
test [playing around with a test event] mark Social events 3 11.03.2007 17:13


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:39.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0