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for possible abnormalities at 12 wk scan?


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#1 YouAreBeautiful

Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

Hi everyone

Just wondering as the title says if any of you lovely ladies have had the IGeneScreen test after recieving a high risk at the 12 week scan??

I had it done a week ago so am awaiting my results eagerly but just was hoping to hear from anyone else thats had this and what their experience was and how long you waited to get your results?

For those of you who are unsure what Im talking about this is the new non-invasive screening test as an alternative to amnio and CVS or as in my case was the only option due to other issues.

I paid $1350 to have it done as the blood is sent to Singapore for testing of the maternal and fetal DNA to test for trisomy 21,18 and 13.

If you have experience with this I would love to hear from you original.gif

#2 elle-M

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

I hadn't heard about it before but just wanted to say good luck and I hope you get the results you're hoping for  original.gif

#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:27 AM

I just had a look at their website.  Did you know this?
QUOTE
If my patient tests positive for iGeneScreenTM and wishes to terminate the pregnancy can I advise her to do so on the basis of the iGeneScreenTM test?
Although all research to date suggests that this test is highly accurate, with a DR of fetal trisomy 21, 18 and 13 of >99% and a FPR <1%, this test is not diagnostic. A SCREEN-POSITIVE result even on a highly efficient screening test such as iGeneScreen™ requires confirmation by amniocentesis and karyotyping.

So it's possible you may still need an amnio.  Having said that, they've published their results in reputable journals - perhaps at some point, this may replace the NT.

Hope you get your results soon.

#4 YouAreBeautiful

Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

QUOTE (SeaPrincess @ 28/01/2013, 08:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just had a look at their website.  Did you know this?

So it's possible you may still need an amnio.  Having said that, they've published their results in reputable journals - perhaps at some point, this may replace the NT.

Hope you get your results soon.


Yes I know about this. The test is 99.2% accurate and if it comes back with a positive result they provide the amnio at their cost.

Amnio is about 99.9 % accurate so a little bit better but obviously has the risk of miscarriage that the IGeneScreen doesnt.

From what Ive read and been told by the specialists I have spoken too in the past couple of weeks this test is the frontline for perinatal testing and will be offered as it is in the US along side options for amnio and CVS in the near future original.gif

Thanks for the well wishes guys x

#5 Leeleelou82

Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

Hi there!

I'm so relieved to read your post... I had my 12 week scan today and all was looking perfect (nuchal fold, heart, brain, size etc) but then there were some abnormalities with my blood test and showed a risk of approx 1:100 instead of 1:600 for Trisomy 13.  Was such a shock, and I was not keen to do the Amnio due to the risk of miscarriage as well as bleeding (I'm on clexane to thin my blood).  So I am also paying $1350 iGeneScreen and getting the blood test on Monday... let's hope they get the results back quickly!

Please let me know how you go, I'll be sending you positive thoughts xxx

#6 YouAreBeautiful

Posted 31 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Hi Leeleelou,

Its very scary isnt it? My scan all looked good too and then we got hit with the high results from my blood test as well.

Nice to meet someone else who is going for the same test as us. We should have our results around Monday or Tuesday so really hoping for a good result. I hope yours is all good as well.

Ive had alot of problems with this pregnancy so hoping the results are good and things will be on the up from here. Best of luck to you as well original.gif

#7 Leeleelou82

Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:35 PM

QUOTE (steffijade81 @ 31/01/2013, 03:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Leeleelou,

Its very scary isnt it? My scan all looked good too and then we got hit with the high results from my blood test as well.

Nice to meet someone else who is going for the same test as us. We should have our results around Monday or Tuesday so really hoping for a good result. I hope yours is all good as well.

Ive had alot of problems with this pregnancy so hoping the results are good and things will be on the up from here. Best of luck to you as well original.gif


Hi there,
Any news yet? I had my blood test yesterday so won't get results for maybe 2 weeks ohmy.gif  Wishing you the best.

#8 my4beautifulboys

Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

Hi steffijade81, I hope you dont mind me posting on here, ive just started a new topic on "Pregnancy" asking for thoughts on downs syndrome testing. And one of the ladies kindly gave me this link and suggested i post on here.

I have just found out that im pg with #4, and considering my and Dh ages, and sadly my recent 3 recurrent m/c's, i would like further testing on this pregnancy, if all goes well this time.

I read on the web that there is now a type of blood test, other to the Nt scan and combined blood test? That is very accurate and in also not an invasive type of test like the Amnio or Cvs is.

I would really appreciate if you could let me know more information on where to get the testing, i live in W.a but i imagine that blood tests can be sent for testing? Also how expensive is it to get done?

Best wishes to you on receiving the testing, i hope you get positive results and can then enjoy youre pregnancies  original.gif

Edited by my3beautifulboys, 06 February 2013 - 10:41 PM.


#9 Leeleelou82

Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE (my3beautifulboys @ 06/02/2013, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi steffijade81, I hope you dont mind me posting on here, ive just started a new topic on "Pregnancy" asking for thoughts on downs syndrome testing. And one of the ladies kindly gave me this link and suggested i post on here.

I have just found out that im pg with #4, and considering my and Dh ages, and sadly my recent 3 recurrent m/c's, i would like further testing on this pregnancy, if all goes well this time.

I read on the web that there is now a type of blood test, other to the Nt scan and combined blood test? That is very accurate and in also not an invasive type of test like the Amnio or Cvs is.

I would really appreciate if you could let me know more information on where to get the testing, i live in W.a but i imagine that blood tests can be sent for testing? Also how expensive is it to get done?

Best wishes to you on receiving the testing, i hope you get positive results and can then enjoy youre pregnancies  original.gif


Hi there,

I also live in Perth, WA and have just had this testing done.  I got the referral at SJOG Medical Clinic in Murdoch (Murdoch Drive) and it cost me $1350.  The bloods were done in Myaree.  It takes two weeks to get the results back as they send to Singapore. It's called iGeneScreen and they have a great website. Hope this helps.

#10 my4beautifulboys

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

Hi Leeleelou82, thankyou for replying and for letting me know who to contact, I did actually start another post in this section and one of the other ladies kindly told me about the IGeneScreen website, which i have been to. Its a great website. I have an appointment to see my Gp later this month, so i will mention it too him, i may have to do a trip to Perth for the test at somewhere like SJOG.

Thankyou

#11 YouAreBeautiful

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

Hi girls sorry for my late reply.

My3beautifulboys, glad you got the info about the IGeneScreen.I got my results yesterday and they are all negative ddance.gif

I am pretty sure the test can be done in any state but if you call 1800 765 630 and speak to Sidney she can tell you all you need to know.

The test costs $1350 payable when you have your blood taken. You get the results in 2 weeks.

My risk for DS was 1 in 110 and now with the negative result because they have a 99.4% accuracy my risk is 1 in 11 million 900 thousand original.gif

It also tests for trisomy 13 and 18.

Hope that helps. I would recommend it for sure and much less invasive.

Leelee... I so hope that all your results come back negative as well hun, I will be stalking this thread for your news xx

Sorry I havent been back on I ended up very ill with a nasty infection the past week so been a bit out of it.

Take Care xx

#12 my4beautifulboys

Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:31 PM

Hi steffijade81, thanks for replying, thats great that you get all those tests and peace of mind too that theyre accurate, i will be in touch with them. It sounds great that its an accurate test and not invasive at all, well worth the cost.

Im glad to hear that all youre results were fine, it must be nice to know and then you can relax and enjoy the rest of youre pregnancy, i hope that youre feeling better soon too x

#13 Leeleelou82

Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:19 PM

Hi Steffijade81,

So happy to hear your news, it's such a scary time waiting isn't it.
I'm waiting for this week to hurry up so I can find out, will be sure to let you know.

Now make sure you relax and make the most of it!  biggrin.gif

#14 Leeleelou82

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Good news!
I  finally (after 2.5 weeks!) got my iGeneScreen test results back and I'm  in the clear for abnormality risk - phew!  So happy.  Timing was good as my  first OB appointment was today and all went well, even got a bedside  scan so my partner saw our little one for the first time.

Today has been busy with finally telling everyone our news (even though I'm 15 weeks).
Wishing you all well!!

#15 YouAreBeautiful

Posted 23 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

Thats great news Leelee ddance.gif

My3Boys thanks, I was very unwell from 4 weeks with HG, then got gastro at 8 weeks then a terrible infection more recently. Ive just finished anti biotics and hoping things will go a bit smoother for me from now on. Goodluck to you as well original.gif

#16 mamababyowl

Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

Hiya girls,

Great news about your results! What a relief : )

Thanks for posting about this. I have my nuchal scan in a couple of weeks and due to "advanced maternal age" this time round, I'm considering having the blood test if my scan results aren't great. btw, does anything make you feel older than "advanced maternal age"?  tongue.gif

In Sydney there are a couple of places you can have it done - RPA, and Sydney Ultrasound for Women.

http://www.sufw.com.au/AboutSUFW/WhatsNew.aspx

A couple of friends lost healthy babies following amnio (after very high risk nuchal scan, 1:5) so I think this test is an amazing breakthrough.

Anyway, thanks again for posting. It's great to hear from mamas who have had this done.

xx

#17 MarsBarSlice

Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:29 AM

Thank you for posting ladies and passing on the information. And congrats on great test results.

I too am of advanced maternal age so will be considering this if my NT scan isn't favourable.

Good luck to everyone, I hope you enjoy a smooth pregnancy

#18 sotnos

Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:21 PM

This has been great to read, i am going to have this test done as well. Such a good option to the amnio.

Anyone know where the testing takes place in Brisbane?

Thank you to the person who started the thread.

#19 Everafter

Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE (sotnos @ 06/03/2013, 11:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This has been great to read, i am going to have this test done as well. Such a good option to the amnio.

Anyone know where the testing takes place in Brisbane?

Thank you to the person who started the thread.


Hi Sotnos,

Not sure if you have already found an answer, but S&N pathology do a similar test called Verifi.  There is a list of collection sites on their website.  You need a referral from an obstetrician.


#20 my4beautifulboys

Posted 18 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

Hi, Just a question about the Igene Screen test. I will be having my Nt Scan in 3 weeks time, due to maternal Age also. If the results come back high risk, then I have the option of Cvs or perhaps the Igene Screen test. I  know that the Cvs test is done quite quickly, and you can get the results within a day or so. Which is nice to know. Does anyone know from experience how long it takes to get the results from the Igene Screen test? As i understand the blood sample has to be sent overseas for testing.



#21 nonny1

Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

I think this new blood test is great but I wish it was as extensive as a cvs or amnio. With my last pregnancy we got a 8mm nuchal measurement which gave us a 1:7 risk for T21 and a 1:6 risk for T18. Had I done this blood test I would have been told that all was fine with my baby when it actually wasn't. My baby had T12p...

#22 NayNay123

Posted 18 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

Hi I was just hoping for some information from the people that had done this test.

I did it 2 weeks and 1 day ago and anxiously waiting the results!

How long did it take for you to get them back? Hope it was all good news x






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