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NIPT by neoBona: Early Detection and Long-Lasting Assurance against Fetal Anomalies

NIPT by neoBona: Early Detection and Long-Lasting Assurance against Fetal Anomalies

18:55 8th July 2019 | NIPT

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The new generation of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), available from 10 weeks of gestation

neoBona tests for trisomies, fetal sex, and aneuploidies. A trisomy is a chromosomal disorder characterized by an additional chromosome, so a person could have 47 instead of 46. Down syndrome, Edward syndrome and Patau syndrome are the most common forms of trisomy.

Benefits of neoBona for pregnant women

It can be done on twin pregnancies and IVF clients. More remarkable is the fact that it is the only test in the world that can be done with a fetal fraction of 1% making it 4 times more sensitive than the closest NIPT for trisomies.

Fast facts about neoBona

Detection of common trisomies: T21, T18, T13.

Available from 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Suitable for twin pregnancies, including vanishing twin.

Can be performed in IVF pregnancies, including gametes donation.

Overall detection rate higher than 99% for T21, T18, T13.

Maternal blood sample collected is viable within 24 hours after collection and 5 days to the referral laboratory.

Samples are shipped to Synlab Spain for testing.

Tests are done within 7 working days and cost only N190,000.

Clinical Statistics

Clinical Performance





100% (9.3-100%)

97.1% (84.7- 99.9%)

100% (75.3-100%)


99.96% (99.9-100%)

100% (99.9-100%)

99.98% (99.9-100%)

Combined performance T21, T18, and T13

Overall detection rate 99.1% (95-99.9%) - False positive rate < 1/1500 tests

Redraw rate 1.5%


Another aspect of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing is for Haemoglobinopathies, Cystic Fibrosis, and Beta Thalassaemia

It can also be done on twin pregnancies. 

Samples required are maternal and paternal blood samples and are viable for 48hours. 

Tests are done within 20 working days and cost only N500,000.

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