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 2019, over 6,000,000 NIFTY® tests have been carried out worldwide.
NIFTY® offers screening for some of the most common trisomies present at birth, inluding trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome). NIFTY® also provides testing options for sex chromosomal aneuploidies, chromosomal deletions/duplications and gender.
pregnant women from week 10 of pregnancy
Under 7 working days
Peripheral blood sample
Low coverage whole genome sequencing
Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies
Down Syndrome (T21)
Turner Syndrome (monosomy X)
Edwards Syndrome (T18)
Klinefelter Syndrome (XXY)
1p36 Deletion Syndrome
Patau Syndrome (T13)
Triple X Syndrome (XXX)
2q33.1 Deletion Syndrome
Jacob Syndrome (XYY)
DiGeorge Syndrome II (10p14-p13)
16p11.2-p12.2 Deletion/Duplication Syndrome
Van der Woude Syndrome
Ordering The NIFTY® Test is easy.
Physician orders test
Blood sample collected
Sample shipped to BGI and analyzed
Results sent to physician