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Chromosomal Abnormality: Every Pregnant Woman Needs NIFTY Pre-natal Testing – Dr Ajayi

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Nigeria’s renown IVF specialist and the MD of Nordica Fertility Centre,Lagos, Dr Abayomi Ajayi in this interview with RALIAT AHMED- YUSUF sheds more light on NIFTY,a pre-natal testing that can detect chromosomal abnormalities in pregnancy and even some genetic  cancers.
What is NIFTY ?
NIFTY is a form of non invasive pre-natal testing.It is non invasive in the sense that you just need the woman’s blood to be able to detect the DNA of the baby.This was first done in 2010 in the University of Hong Kong and since then it has sort of transformed the way we do prenatal testing.It has not completely eliminated invasive prenatal testing but it has reduced its use to ten percent.

With NIFTY, Down Syndrome Can Be Eradicated in Nigeria

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Down syndrome is one of the commonest abnormalities in Nigeria and has been termed a public health concern. In an interview with the Marketing Consultant, Genomix Nigeria Ltd, Onuora Molokwu, he said the chromosomal abnormality can be eradicated in Nigeria if pregnant woman opts for NIFTY test, which is the Non-Invasive Prenatal Test. In this interview with Martins Ifijeh, he further revealed that the test can also tell the sex of the baby even in the tenth week of pregnancy.

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