What you need to know about the NIFTY-Test
The NIFTY test is a non-invasive fetal trisomy test, an alternative screening test that can screen for 94 types of chromosome abnormalities.
The term trisomy refers to cases in which all or some of the cells of the body have a numberless chromosome. This over-numbered chromosome can cause physical possibly mental disability. Nowadays, the most common chromosomal disorder is trisomy 21, or more commonly known as Down syndrome.
The NIFTY Test, a simple and safe test, can eliminate the risk of trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), 18 (Patau syndrome), and 13 (Edwards syndrome) with more than 99.5% accuracy as well as the sex of the fetus.
The test can be performed from the 10th week of pregnancy, in the case of twin pregnancies, or even pregnancy obtained by egg donation. 10 ml of maternal blood is sufficient to carry out the test, from which fetal DNA can be tested, since during pregnancy the placental DNA passes into the maternal bloodstream.
- High risk of numerical chromosomal abnormalities based on expecting mother’s age or other history
- If the ultrasound or the Biochemical analysis show higher risk
- In case of In-Vitro pregnacy
- If you require a test with a higher reliability than the combined test