01. What is NiCETM Prenatal Test?
NiCETM stands for Non-invasive Chromosome Evaluation
02. Is My Baby Normal?
This prenatal test is done by simply taking a small amount of blood (only 10mls) from the mother to check for any chromosomal defects or abnormalities, and also for checking the gender of the baby at the same time.
There is no risk to both you and your precious baby as it is non-invasive.
At GenomixLABTM, we deploy Next Generation Sequencing technologies to enable us to test the baby’s DNA which is circulating in the mother’s blood. Your baby’s DNA (cell-free fetal DNA) allows for Genome Sequencing and a comprehensive data analysis in determining the status of all the 23 sets of Chromosomes.
03. NiCETM Benefits
Using the latest advances in medical science, abnormalities in chromosomes can be detected with up to 99% accuracy without any risk to the mother or the baby when compared to traditional methods of testing (e.g. Amniocentesis, Chorionic Villus Sampling or CVS, and serum screening). Complications of Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) include miscarriage, haemorrhage, leaking of amniotic fluid, and infection. NiCETMPrenatal Test can be performed as early as 9 weeks of pregnancy. You can also determine the gender of your baby as early as 9 weeks of pregnancy using this advanced technology.