Between 11th+6 week of gestation and 13+6 week of gestation
Measuring the nuchal translucency enables the calculation of probability for a chromosomal abnormality in the unborn child (e.g. Down syndrome).
It can also serve as a sign for a heart defect and a number of other congenital or acquired diseases.
Between 10th+1 week of gestation-22nd week of gestation
The NIFTY test searches for the three most common congenital forms of trisomy, such as the Down Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome and Pätau Syndrome.
Independent validation studies of the NIFTY test showed a detection rate of 99.9% for these three forms of trisomy.
Additionally, NIFTY offers the testing of further genetic modifications such as microdeletion syndromes and maldistribution of sex chromosomes.
Upon request, also your baby's sex can be determined with the NIFTY test.
As from the 16th week of gestation
The amniocentesis is implemented for the targeted diagnosis after an abnormal first-trimester test.
If there is a severe hereditary disease within the family, an amniocentesis can determine whether an unborn child is affected by a genetic defect.
Through the abdominal wall of the pregnant woman, a small amount of amniotic water is extracted from the amniotic sac with a thin hollow needle (under ultrasound control) and genetically analysed.
20th-24th week of gestation
In the organ screening, all embryonic organs as well as the unborn child's body structure is thoroughly examined.
Here, the main focus is the development of the brain, the face, the spine, the inner organs and the limbs.