NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI has received the CE mark for its NIFTY cell-free DNA-based noninvasive prenatal test kit for fetal chromosomal aneuploidies on the BGISEQ-500 sequencing platform, the company said last week.

The test obtained EU medical device CE certification, issued by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

The NIFTY test estimates the risk of a fetus having trisomy 21, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13, sex chromosomal disorders, and certain deletion syndromes. It works by analyzing cell-free DNA from maternal blood at 10 weeks of gestation.

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