Down Syndrome

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Down syndrome is a form of inborn disorder caused by the abnormality of chromosome 21, most commonly having an extra chromosome on chromosome 21 (Trisomy 21). An infant with Down Syndrome has unique facial characteristics and almost all infants with Down Syndrome will also possess an intellectual disability. Nearly half of Down infants with Down Syndrome have physical abnormalities such as heart disease. Currently, there is no cure for Down Syndrome.

Non-Invasive Fetal Trisomy (NIFTY) Test

NIFTY test is a form of prenatal screening for Fetal Down Syndrome. The test is performed by analyzing 10 cc of the mother’s blood to assess risks of chromosome abnormalities in the fetus. The blood is analyzed with high-throughput DNA sequencing technology in which the abnormality in chromosome 21 will be detected. The NIFTY test is the most efficient form of prenatal screening for Fetal Down Syndrome to date with less than 0.1% chance of false positive. It also reduced the risk of miscarriage after amniocentesis.

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