Welcome to this is my:
this is my: is an independent private medical provider with over 10 years’ experience of offering health screening and ultrasound imaging to self-funding, private medical insurance and NHS clients. Our current centre locations are based in Leeds City, Manchester Central, Hull the Deep, London Mayfair and Halifax Beechwood.
Our Health Screening & Ultrasound Scans are for you and all of your family. We offer well-man, well-woman and well-baby services including body ultrasound imaging, physiotherapy, 4D meet your baby bond scans, private obstetric & antenatal care.
We believe in clinical excellence whilst making the latest technologies easily available to everyone. Each person is cared for as an individual, with honesty, equality and respect. We break down the barrier between patient and clinician with a personal service.
Under the direction of Mr Gerald Mason, Consultant in Feto-maternal Medicine at Leeds General Infirmary and Professor Howard Cuckle, Emeritus Professor, School of Medicine, University of Leeds, this is my: was established in 2003 with a healthcare vision;
“We felt passionate about creating a centre of excellence that would above all, provide exceptional screening services that were personal, truly caring and accessible to all.”
Prof. Howard Cuckle
Mr Gerald Mason
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Why consider NIPT screening?
We all know pregnancy is an exciting time but individuals and couples have to face many decisions regarding the future health and wellbeing of their unborn baby.
NIPT uses advanced whole genome next generation sequencing technology to accurately inform you of the potential risk of a chromosomal condition which may affect your unborn baby.
How does NIPT work?
During pregnancy the placenta leaks fetal DNA (“cfDNA”) which crosses into the maternal bloodstream. Maternal circulation therefore contains a mixture of cfDNA and maternal DNA.
NIPT directly measures the amount of cfDNA in maternal circulation and can detect small excesses in counts of a chromosome. It would give a high risk result of the fetus being affected with a Trisomy 13, 18 or 21 condition if an abnormality was detected.
How does NIPT differ from other tests?
Each screening test has a detection rate (DR) and positive rate (PR) which indicates the performance of the screen. The best performing test is the one which has the highest detection rate and the lowest positive rate. NIPT detects the most trisomy conditions and sends the fewest number of patients for invasive procedures which carry a risk of miscarriage.
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NIPT can be used in twin, IVF and donor egg pregnancies.
NIPT testing alone does not provide information on physical defects, mosaicism, partial trisomy, translocations or triploidy and thus it is recommended that a detailed 1st and / or 2nd trimester ultrasound scan is undertaken for full evaluation purposes.
NIPT is dependent on the amount of cfDNA circulating in the maternal bloodstream, sometimes there is not enough to give a valid result. In these cases another blood sample would be needed, at no extra cost.
NIPT is a screening test. A high risk result should be confirmed via an invasive diagnostic test such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus biopsy.
NIPT can give gender information in singleton pregnancies (optional).
To help clients identify their needs easily we have divided our service offering into 4 key areas; baby, fertility, body and dna genetics. Many of the services have overlapping areas and our advisors will be happy to discuss your requirements.
this is my: baby
provides medically supported private pregnancy ultrasound scans and consultations from 6 – 42 weeks including early reassurance scans, pregnancy dating scans, reassurance viability scans, gender scans, anomaly scans, well-being scans, fetal echo cardiogram scans for congenital heart defects (CHD) and 4D baby scans from our dedicated centres in Leeds, Manchester, Hull and London.
We also offer a specialist chromosomal screening service from 10 weeks of your pregnancy using the latest cutting edge screening technology; non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) via either NIFTY™ or Harmony™ . A simple blood sample taken from the expectant mothers arm carries no miscarriage risk to a healthy baby but screens for conditions such as Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau syndrome. The option to check for the sex of your offspring is also available as part of this screen.
We continue to offer traditional first trimester 12 weeks Nuchal Screening and Addmark® testing plus our second trimester Genmark™ screen so patients can choose the option which best suits their needs.
All our screening tests have optimum detection rates which exceed the NHS offering and in the first trimester we can also include pre-eclampsia screening.
this is my: fertility
this is my fertility offers a fertility monitoring service for couples going abroad for IVF treatment who require local UK support for endometrial scans and follicle tracking scans plus any supporting blood tests.
this is my: body
provides a wide range of general body diagnostic ultrasound imaging services including abdominal scans, renal scans, aortic screening, pelvic scans, testicular scans and dedicated musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging.
this is my: dna genetics
provides peace of mind screening for a whole range of inherited genetic conditions including Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Fragile X Syndrome. We also have a specific Jewish carrier screening test, Alef8, which screens 8 common conditions which are prevalent to the Ashkenazi Jewish population including Tay Sachs, Blooms Syndrome and Anemia Fanconi.
this is my: continually strives for clinical excellence and employs a specialist team of consultants, sonographers, counsellors, midwives, physiotherapists, researchers and support staff so that it can deliver proven medical breakthroughs and advanced practices as quickly as possible for the benefit of all.
Affordable pricing, extended opening hours and availability of same day appointments makes it accessible to all.
Our expertise is your reassurance.