Between 11th+6 gestation week and 13+6 gestation week
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 gestation week – 22nd gestation week
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 gestation week
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 gestation week
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.