The NIFTY® Test

The NIFTY® Test


During the last decade, developments in the science of genetics and enormous advances in genetic technologies have altered our capability to understand diseases, make diagnoses and provide effective treatments. Transforming the world of prenatal testing, the advent of new DNA-based non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has introduced a highly accurate screening strategy for fetal anueploidy.

The NIFTY® test (Non-Invasive Fetal TrisomY test) was the first NIPT to enter clinical testing in 2010 and has been validated by a study on nearly 147,000 pregnancies. As of 2017, nearly 2,800,000 NIFTY® tests have been carried out worldwide.

NIFTY® offers screening for some of the most common trisomies present at birth, inluding trisomy 21 (Down’s Syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edward’s Syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome). NIFTY® also provides testing options for sex chromosomal aneuploidies, chromosomal deletions and gender.


    pregnant women from week 10 of pregnancy

  • TA TIME:

    Under 10 working days


    Peripheral blood sample


    Low coverage whole genome sequencing

Why Choose the NIFTY® test?

  • Safe – no risk of miscarriage
  • Early – screen from week 10 of pregnancy
  • Fast – results delivered in under 10 working days
  • Accurate – over 99% sensitivity for trisomy conditions 21, 18 and 13
  • Trusted – over 2,800,000 samples processed worldwide, and validated on a study of over 147,000 pregnancies

Conditions Screened


Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies

Deletion/Duplication Syndromes

Gender Identification

Down's Syndrome (T21)

Turner Syndrome (monosomy X)

Cri-du-chat Syndrome


Edwards Syndrome (T18)

Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY)


Patau Syndrome (T13)

Triple X Syndrome (XXX)



Jacob's Syndrome (XYY)

Prader-Willi/Angelman Syndrome (15q11.2)


Jacobsen Syndrome (11q23)


DiGeorge Syndrome II (10p14-p13)


Van der Woude Syndrome (1q32.2)


Ordering The NIFTY® Test is easy.

  • STEP 1

    Physician orders test

  • STEP 2

    Blood or saliva sample collected

  • STEP 3

    Sample shipped to BGI and analyzed

  • STEP 4

    Results sent to physician

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