NIFTY® is a safe, simple and highly accurate blood test that screens for certain genetic conditions, such as Down’s  syndrome, from as early as week 10 of your pregnancy.

NIFTY® Advantages 

Non-invasive with no risk of miscarriage

Test from a small 10ml maternal blood sample

Proven >99% sensitivity and specificity for detection of trisomy conditions

Over 800,000 NIFTY® tests carried out to date (Oct. 2015)

Testing Options


  Down’s syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  Edwards syndrome  (Trisomy 18)
  Patau syndrome (Trisomy 13)


Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies

  Turner syndrome (Monosomy X)
  Klinefelter syndrome (XXY)
  Triple-X (XXX)
  XYY Karyotype


Deletion Syndromes

  Cri-du-Chat syndrome (5p)
  1p36 syndrome
  2q33.1 syndrome


Gender Identification (for singleton pregnancy)


Congratulations on your pregnancy!

We know that being pregnant is one of the most exciting periods in a woman’s life, which brings not only great happiness but also considerations regarding the health of your baby.  Based on the latest advances in non-invasive prenatal testing and using whole genome sequencing-based technology, the NIFTY® test is able to accurately tell you the risk of certain genetic conditions, which may affect the health of your baby.

What are trisomies?

Cells usually contain 46 chromosomes arranged in 23 pairs. A trisomy is a medical term used to describe instances when there is an extra copy of a chromosome in some or all of the cells. The presence of the extra chromosome can cause severe congenital physical disability and developmental problems. NIFTY® tests for the three most common trisomies present at birth.

Source. Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics by Helen V. Firth and Jane A. Hurst. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Source. Oxford Desk Reference: Clinical Genetics by Helen V. Firth and Jane A. Hurst. Oxford University Press, 2005.

What is NIFTY®?

NIFTY® (Non-Invasive Fetal Trisomy) is a simple, safe and highly accurate prenatal test, which measures the risk for trisomies 21, 18 and 13 with a sensitivity and specificity rate of over 99%. We also offer additional testing options for certain sex chromosomal aneuploidies and microdeletion syndromes. The test is available as early as week 10 of pregnancy.If you choose to know, the NIFTY® test can also tell you the gender of your baby.

How does NIFTY® work?

During pregnancy, DNA originating from the baby crosses into the mother’s blood stream. NIFTY® consists of a small 10ml blood sample taken from the mother as early as week 10 of the pregnancy. From this blood sample cell free fetal DNA is analysed in order to examine the baby’s health and check for missing or extra chromosomes.

Should I get a NIFTY® test?

Some women have an increased chance of their baby being affected by certain genetic conditions.

You should consider a NIFTY® test if:

  • you are considered of advanced maternal age;
  • you have a personal or family history of a chromosomal condition;
  • you have received an abnormal serum screen test result or ultrasound finding in the 1st or 2nd trimester.

Test available for:

  Twin Pregnancy (for trisomies only);
  IVF Pregnancy;
  Egg Donor Pregnancy.

Turn-around time standard 10 working days
Available from week 10 of pregnancy

Non-invasive prenatal testing for trisomies 21, 18 and 13: clinical experience from 146 958 pregnancies. H. Zhang, Y. Gao, F. Jiang, M. Fu, Y. Yuan, Y. Guo, Z. Zhu, M. Lin, Q. Liu, Z. Tian, H. Zhang, F. Chen, T. K. Lau, L. Zhao, X. Yi, Y. Yin and W. Wang. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2015; 45: 530-538.


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