What is iGene®
iGene® is a safe and highly accurate prenatal test that analyses the cell-free DNA present in your blood. This DNA comes from the placenta and circulates freely in the maternal bloodstream. Unlike some other tests that also require the father’s DNA for analysis, iGene® delivers definitive results about the health of your baby from just 10ml of maternal blood.
Using cutting-edge Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology, iGene® is totally non-invasive and detects Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome), with more than 99% accuracy.1,2
iGene™ also tests for sex chromosome abnormalities such as Klinefelter (XXY) and Turner (X) syndrome, as well as deletions.
1. Dan et al., Prenatal Diagnosis 2012;32;1-8
2. Jiang F et al, BMC Medical Genomics, 2012, 5:57