Are you pregnant, or planning to conceive? Pregnancy is the beginning of an incredible journey for your family. Choose the right test at the right time, for a healthy and happy pregnancy. Learn more about the importance of genetic testing during your pregnancy.
The most common type of chromosomal abnormality is known as aneuploidy, an abnormal chromosome number due to an extra or missing chromosome. Most people with aneuploidy have trisomy (three copies of a chromosome) instead of monosomy (single copy of a chromosome). Trisomy is the most common aneuploidy. In trisomy, there is an extra chromosome. A common trisomy is Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21). Other trisomies include Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18) and Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13).
NIPT can identify the risk that the baby will be born with certain genetic abnormalities that could otherwise go undetected until late in pregnancy or after birth. NIPT is the most accurate type of prenatal screening for common aneuploidies and can be performed anytime after 10 weeks of pregnancy.
NIPT is more accurate than the traditional serum screening test. It has a detection rate of about 99%and a false positive rate of 0.1% for Down Syndrome.
Down Syndrome is a genetic condition in which a person has an extra chromosome 21, which can cause physical and mental developmental delays and disabilities. It is one of the most common genetic disorder. The risk of a baby born with Down Syndrome(Trisomy 21) increases with the mother’s age.
Early access to NIPT reduces the need for unnecessary invasive procedures and can improve the pregnancy management.
NICC® (Non-Invasive ChromosomesCheck) is a simple, safe and highly accurate NIPT to screen for common trisomy, sex chromosomes aneuploidy and microdeletion syndromes. NICC® can also screen for aneuploidies in all the 23 pairs of chromosomes, providing a genome-wide overview for fetal chromosomal abnormalities. It also gives you the gender prediction for your baby.
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