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Knowing early, safely.

iGene® NIPT tests for Down Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities, and can be done with a simple blood draw from the mother, from ten weeks gestation.

"Knowing early, safely." constitutes a corporate tagline for iGene® NIPT. iGene NIPT is powered by BGI Technology

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iGene® NIPT is suitable for pregnant mothers who are at 10 weeks of gestation and above. iGene® NIPT requires a minimum of 10 ml of maternal blood sample.

How does iGene® NIPT work

As the baby develops, cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) enter the mother's bloodstream via the placenta.

iGene® NIPT involves drawing a sample of maternal blood, which is then sent to our laboratory for analysis.

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iGene® NIPT is powered by BGI Technology

Medical treatment has to be individualised and can only be rendered after adequate assessment of your condition through appropriate clinical examination, and after discussion with your doctor. You should not rely on the information provided herein. Please note that the contents of this page are provided on the understanding that no surgical or medical advice or recommendation is being rendered. Please refer to our website Terms of Use.

What does iGene® NIPT detect

iGene® NIPT can detect Trisomy 21, 18, 13, Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies and selected Deletion Syndromes. iGene® NIPT can be performed on expectant mothers who may be considering, or have been offered, prenatal testing for fetal trisomy[2].


• Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)

• Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome)

• Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome)

• Trisomy X (Triple X Syndrome)

• Monosomy X (Turner Syndrome)

• XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome)

• XYY (Jacobs Syndrome)

Deletion Syndromes *

• 2q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (DiGeorge Syndrome)

• 5p-Deletion Syndrome (Cri du Chat Syndrome)

• 1p36 Deletion Syndrome

• 16p12.2 Deletion Syndrome

• 2q33.1 Microdeletion Syndrome

• 11q23 Microdeletion Syndrome (Jacobsen Syndrome)

• 1q32.2 Microdeletion Syndrome (Van der Woude Syndrome)

• 15q11.2 Microdeletion Syndrome (Prader-Willi/Angelman Syndrome)

• Trisomy 9

• Trisomy 16

• Trisomy 22

Additional Trisomies *

Fetal Sex *

• Information on fetal sex will be reported if requested.

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Note: a. Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies, Deletion Syndromes and Additional Trisomies testing are available for singleton pregnancies only.



1. Zhang H, et al. 2015 Ultrasound Obstet. & Gynecol. 45:530-538.  

2. Liu H, et al., PLoS One 2016.  

3. Jiang F, et al. BMC Medical Genomics, 2012, 5:57.

* Based on in-silico data.

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