Nifty Test at Moj Lab laboratories

Genetic tests in pregnancy: Why? When? How? What do they tell us?

Genetics is the youngest branch of medical science. Understanding the human genetic code has been a major obstacle in previous decades. Each of us carries genes that make us completely individual.

Ultrasound examination in pregnancy has long been the standard for determining the health of a baby in the womb. However, the baby’s DNA in the mother’s blood enables doctors to find out all the most important information about the baby, without the need to invade the womb and expose pregnancy to unnecessary risk. All tests that analyse a baby’s free DNA in the mother’s blood are collectively referred to as:

NIPT – Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

The oldest and most trusted among all the NIPT tests in the world is NIFTY.

This should not come as a surprise given that the NIFTY test is conducted in the laboratories of BGI – the world’s leading genome research organisation.

NIFTY has produced results on more than 5,500,000 occasions.

NIFTY has been subjected to the most rigorous and largest clinical trials on over 147,000 samples.

There are no other tests in the world with such qualities.

What does it mean?

It means that the NIFTY Plus test provides the most extensive analyses panel:

  • Trisomy 21, 18, 13
  • Trisomy 9, 16, 22
  • Sex chromosome aneuploidies
  • 60 microdeletions
  • Incidental findings
  • Determining the sex of the baby

It means that the NIFTY Twins Test provides the following analyses panel:

  • Trisomy 21, 18, 13
  • Determining the presence of the Y chromosome (indicating that one or both foetuses are male).