Don’t put your pregnancy at risk! NACE (NIPT) – A safer way to screen Chromosomal Abnormalities

A pregnant woman has to take care both of herself and her child. As a mother, she would never want to put her child at any kind of risk. A child’s health is dependent on the health of the mother. Other than the eyes, nose, skin texture, parents may pass genetic disorders or abnormalities to their to be born child. The most common abnormality a baby inherits from their parent is the presence or absence of chromosomes, which increases the chances of Trisomy (13, 18, 21, X and Y).

According to estimates, every year in India, more than 1.3 lakh babies suffer from chromosomal abnormalities. A missing pair or inheriting an extra pair leads to chromosomal abnormalities in the baby, which can result in chromosomal disorders like Down syndrome, Edward syndrome and other such syndromes in the child. Even miscarriages may happen due to these abnormalities.

According to a survey, it was reported that in India, between 23000 to 29000 children are born with Down syndrome. Down syndrome should be detected in the child should be done as early as possible. Pregnancies with chromosome abnormality like Trisomy 18 (Edward Syndrome) or Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), usually miscarry in the later phase of trimesters or results in a stillborn child.

Chromosomal abnormalities in the baby can be screened through prenatal tests. But some prenatal test such as amniocentesis can prove risky to the developing fetus and can lead to miscarriages. Therefore, proper information should be gained on the prenatal test before going ahead with any such tests.

Every mother wants a healthy pregnancy as well as a healthy child. IGENOMIX, the pioneers in reproductive genetics offer a great assistance in the form of NACE test. NACE is a non-invasive prenatal test which detects the presence of common chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. Being a non-invasive test, it is completely safe for the mother and the baby. NACE reports about 80% of all chromosomal abnormalities detected in invasive prenatal diagnostic tests.

So, if you are pregnant and don’t want to put your pregnancy at a risk, it is suggested that you go for NACE in the 10th or 12th week of pregnancy and ensure the safety of your child.