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Panorama testing Ireland

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wiltingfast Tue 09-Aug-16 12:56:16

Just wondering about any Irish experiences of this test? Am thinking of getting it done at the rcsi as it seems to include a scan. And the others don't? Am in my 40s and very very anxious about this whole pregnancy. Will be 8w on sat but have only just made a gp appt. feel if I start doing stuff it will disappear blush daft I know.

Have posted on craicnet too. Any experiences v welcome come calm me down

MaisieDotes Tue 09-Aug-16 13:00:49

Hi wilting

I got the Harmony done in 2014 in Holles St private and it was €800 (lovely hmm )

Then I had it again in the Beacon in 2015 and it was €450. The Beacon also offered the Panorama for the same price. I went with the Harmony on the off-chance that it was a twin pregnancy (Panorama can only do singletons).

They all include a scan- they need to do this to date the pregnancy (and check its viable) before they take your bloods. Iirc you need to be 9 weeks for Panorama and 10 weeks for Harmony.

wiltingfast Tue 09-Aug-16 13:05:30

Ah thanks Maisie for that info. Couldn't figure it out from the websites. might use the beacon so!

It wasn't available at all on my last pregnancies.

MaisieDotes Tue 09-Aug-16 13:06:43

Sorry wilting when I say Holles St Private- it's actually called the Merrion Fetal Clinic, if you're Googling.

babyblabber Tue 09-Aug-16 13:08:42

I just had the Harmony in Merrion Fetal Health and it was €495 I think. Less than the €800 I was quoted in 2014 last time I was pregnant. Had a scan, filled out some paperwork and blood test. Got the results very quickly which was great. Don't know anything re the Panorama.

MaisieDotes Tue 09-Aug-16 13:09:14

I found the Beacon great. I'll PM you the email I got from them, with all the info in it smile

wiltingfast Tue 09-Aug-16 13:38:06

Aw perfect, thank you!

I don't think there's much difference baby. You can do panorama a week earlier is the main pt I have picked up. Also I think it checks for some other chromosomal issues.

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