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What is iGene® NIPT

iGene® NIPT is a non-invasive prenatal screening test that analyses cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) present in maternal blood. This DNA comes from the placenta and circulates freely in the maternal bloodstream.


iGene® NIPT screens for Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edward Syndrome), Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome), Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies and selected Deletions[1].  

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iGene® NIPT is simple

iGene® NIPT is performed using a simple blood draw from 10 weeks of pregnancy.

iGene® NIPT is non-invasive

iGene® NIPT detects cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) from as little as 10ml of maternal blood.

iGene® NIPT can detect

 T21, T18 and T13

iGene® NIPT detects Down Syndrome (T21), Edward Syndrome (T18) and Patau Syndrome (T13)[1].

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Whole Genome Sequencing


Using Whole Genome Sequencing technology, iGene® NIPT is non-invasive and detects Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome)[1].

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How does iGene® NIPT work


Discuss with

your Clinician

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) recommends informing pregnant women that NIPT is an option to screen for Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome)[2]. Please discuss with your clinician for further information.


Fill in the Form

You may order the iGene® NIPT test at your doctor's clinic from 10 weeks of pregnancy. iGene® NIPT requires a minimum of 10 ml of the maternal blood sample. Your doctor will provide you with an iGene® NIPT Request & Consent Form, which needs to be signed by you and your doctor.


Get Your Results

After approximately 7 to 10 working days, the report is sent to your doctor. Your doctor will discuss the results with you.


If your result is “Screen Negative”, it suggests a low risk for the tested trisomies.


If your result is “Screen Positive”, please discuss with your clinician further.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


1. Zhang H, et al. (2015) Ultrasound Obstet. & Gynecol. 10.1002/uog/14792.

2. Gregg, A. R., et al. (2016). Noninvasive prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy, 2016 update: A position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Genetics in Medicine. doi:10.1038/gim.2016.97

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