(Closed) NIPS testing (for advanced maternal age)

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had it done and got an all clear, which was nice! Just don’t forget that this is a screening test, not a diagnostic one, and there are a fair amount of false positives. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I too am of “advanced maternal age” and will be going in for this testing, likely around 08/31.  So while I have no advice for you I would love to hear how it goes for you.  

 

Hubby and I have talked about the pros and cons.  We have agreed that it really doesn’t matter, neither of us would want to terminate the pregnancy so having the testing done almost worries us more.  We are afraid it will show some possibility of a genetic defect or increased “risk” of something that we might not otherwise have worried about.  We are all for finding out the sex early though!!!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I too am of “advanced maternal age” and will be going in for this testing, likely around 08/31.  So while I have no advice for you I would love to hear how it goes for you.  

 

Hubby and I have talked about the pros and cons.  We have agreed that it really doesn’t matter, neither of us would want to terminate the pregnancy so having the testing done almost worries us more.  We are afraid it will show some possibility of a genetic defect or increased “risk” of something that we might not otherwise have worried about.  We are all for finding out the sex early though!!!!

KatieBklyn:  Yes!  That is our concern.  A false positive.  Ugh.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had a test done like that, called a Panorma. It tested for chromosome abnormalities.. but I don’t think it screened for any genetic issues, that was something separate we opted out of. I’m not considered advanved maternal age, but my OB said she recommends everyone to do it. Like you said, it was a quick blood draw (I think they took about 6 vials) and I heard back in less than 2 weeks – everything was good, we decided not to find out the gender with it, but could of if we wanted to.

It is very expensive if insurance doesn’t cover it.. we got the explanation of benefits from it and it was $8000.. I was told we will only owe $25 no matter what (this was from the rep of the testing company) and once we receive the bill to call and it will be straightened out to where we only owe $25 (I had this test done in Feb and still no bill from them). But I’m sure every testing company/insurance company is different, so I’d find out about that before going forward.

I’m glad we did the test, gave us piece of mind knowing she has no chromosome abnormalities.. now we’re just waiting for her to make her arrival.. less than 2 weeks!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got it done, I’m not AMA but I have a history of recurrent losses. We got the results in 1 week and combined with good NT scan results gave us peace of mind. Finding out the sex early was a nice bonus.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I’ll be getting orders for mine on Monday at our 12 week appointment. Hoping bebe is healthy! But if something pops on the screening, I won’t hesitate to do more testing.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had it done – mine was Verifi, just one vial of blood and I got the results exactly a week later. We mostly wanted to know the risk of trisomies and would have gone for amniocentesis if the results had indicated any of them was likely. Finding out the sex was a nice bonus 🙂 Plus I work in molecular biology research, so I was interested to learn how the test works! Good luck 🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had the MaterniT21 test done at 10 weeks.    I was 40 at the time.  I got the results back in 8 business days.  It was intersting to read the results and we have known all along what the sex of baby is.

Blood test, amazing to me that they can get fetal DNA from mother’s blood.  It was very expensive.  It was $1800 before insurance.  Again, since I am “advanced maternal age” insurance covered most of it- I think my patient portion was around $35.  So it will depend on your insurance for sure.

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