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What is the NIFTY® test?

The NIFTY® test (Non-Invasive Fetal TrisomY test), is a non-invasive prenatal test available from week 10 of pregnancy, which uses next generation sequencing technology in order to screen for certain genetic conditions that might be present in the fetus, including Down Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome and Patau Syndrome.
As cell free DNA originating from the fetus is present in the maternal bloodstream during pregnancy, all NIFTY® requires is a small maternal blood sample. DNA originating from the fetus is then examined on genetic sequencing machines in order to detect any chromosomal abnormality.

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