Is NIFTY safe?
Yes. The test only requires a blood sample from the mother and therefore carries no risk of miscarriage.
Do I need to do NIFTY test if my baby is not in high risk of chromosome aneuploidy?
NIFTY is significantly more accurate than biochemical screening tests and necessary to determine the presence of chromosomal aneuploidy.
When should I not be tested?
If you have received allogeneic blood transfusion, an organ transplant or stem cell therapy then NIFTY is not suitable. NIFTY may also not be suitable if the mother has a chromosomal syndrome herself. Contact your local test center if any of these conditions are relevant to you.
Is NIFTY suitable for me?
NIFTY is recommended for all pregnant women including those who have undergone other screening methods for chromosomal disorders and the screening suggests a high risk of chromosomal disorders in the first and second trimester. NIFTY is also suitable for those who have certain conditions such as placenta preavia, a high risk of miscarriage, Hepatitis or HIV.
When should I get NIFTY test?
NIFTY test is best performed within 10-24 weeks of gestation.
Can NIFTY replace other screening methods?
Because of the safety and accuracy of NIFTY, it is possible that it will replace other biochemical screenings.