(Closed) Which genetic test did you choose?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1495 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’d go with maternit21 if I had a choice. Unfortunately my insurance wouldn’t cover it so NT scan is all i got. The maternit21 has very accurate results and is less invasive/subjective as there is no ultrasound involved with a tech trying to get measurements (some people don’t like having tons of ultrasounds). 


Post # 4
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@hspw714:  I’d do maternit21 if I had the choice. they only offered me the Nt scan with bloodworK. 

Post # 5
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@hspw714:  I would totally do the maternit21 if that were an option.  Unfortunately my insurance didn’t cover it, so we went with the NT scan and blood work.

Post # 6
1179 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I was under the impression the materni21 testing is only available for high risk pregnancies.. that there wasn’t as much of a success rate shown with low risk… their high risk factors were like over 35, history of genetic problems, and something else. i can’t remember, it was 3 things. So I’m not sure if you fall into one of these categories.

I wasn’t high risk in that way, so I had the NT scan. But I didn’t overly investigate false positives and such because all my answers were “very lowest possibility”.

Post # 7
3135 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@hspw714:  I did both. I would choose the Maternit21 for sure. 

Post # 8
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I took Verifi- which is similar to MaterniT21. My doctor said that he believes they will soon do away with the NT scan and instead MaternT21, Verifi and Harmony will be the gold standard for genetic testing once insurances cover it for everyone. I was high risk, so luckily the testing was covered for me or I know it can get expensive. NT scans have way too many false positives.

Post # 9
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

We’re opting out of all genetic testing actually. 

However if we wanted to do genetic testing and our insurance covered it, I would definitely do the MaterniT rather than NT

Post # 10
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@hspw714:  I would do the MaterniT21, hands down. It’s more accurate, false positives are nearly unheard-of, and it has the added benefit of letting you know the sex about 2 months earlier than if you relied on ultrasound alone. I did the Harmony myself (like the MaterniT21, but a different lab) at 10 weeks and had results in a week and a half. I think in another 10 years or so blood testing with be the norm rather than NT scans.

Post # 11
881 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did the NT but only because insurance covered it and the MaterniT21 was 300 out of pocket.  Also, I had more routine ultrasounds so I knew we would likely be able to find out the gender of the baby earlier than 20 weeks anyway on one of those.  However, if both were covered or price wasn’t an issue I’d do the MaterniT21 test over NT, false positive rate on NT is much higher and I for one love to find out the gender asap 🙂

Post # 12
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did the NT scan because I would need to be either 35 or older OR have a high risk assed after the NT scan.  Either way, the NT scan would have been 1st.  

Post # 13
133 posts
Blushing bee

I recommend MaturniT21.  It tests for sex chromosonal abnormalities that can indicate growth disorders, developmental delays/intellectual shortcomings, and sterility.  If you want a chance of biological grand kids, you might want to have another baby if your first one has a sex chromosonal disorder, so it’s helpful to know these things early.

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