LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 17% during the forecast period.
This research report titled ‘Global Non-invasive Prenatal Testing Market 2016-2020’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions.
|Array comparative genomics hybridization is an emerging, cutting-edge, non-invasive DNA-based technology for prenatal identification of many genetic abnormalities. Some companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific and Perkin-Elmer are developing array comparative genomics hybridization technology-based NIPT products.|
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Based on testing product, the report categorizes the global non-invasive prenatal testing market into the following segments:
Global NIPT market segmentation by testing product 2015
|MaterniT21 Plus test||36.34%|
The top three revenue generating segments for the global NIPT market are discussed below:
Global NIPT market for MaterniT21 Plus test
The MaterniT21 Plus laboratory-developed test is the most advanced NIPT that helps detect the gender of the fetus and diagnose abnormalities in chromosomes 21, 18, and 13 in singleton and higher-order multiple pregnancies. The test involves blood samples for analysis, which can be performed with the 10 weeks of gestation and results are obtained within seven days. Healthcare providers recommend this test in cases of pregnancies in advanced maternal age, personal or family history of chromosomal abnormalities, fetal ultrasound abnormality suggestive of chromosomal abnormalities, and positive serum screening test.
“The MaterniT21 PLUS test also offers the enhanced sequencing series to analyze select microdeletions and additional trisomies when observed. Among other tests, it offers the most comprehensive information available,” says Srinivas Sashidhar, a lead analyst at Technavio for research on life science research tools.
Global NIPT market for NIFTY test
The NIFTY test is a safe, simple, non-invasive prenatal technique used to detect certain genetic disorders such as Down, Edward, and Patau syndromes in developing fetuses of 10 weeks. Using the latest genetic sequencing technology, the NIFTY test has over 99% accuracy for the three most common trisomy conditions present during birth. The test offers higher accuracy than traditional screening tests such as amniocentesis and has no risks of miscarriage. It also offers optional testing for other genetic conditions such as deletion syndromes and sex chromosome aneuploidies.
Global NIPT market for Harmony test
The Harmony test introduced by Ariosa Diagostics helps analyze maternal serum for the fetal DNA. The test identifies:
- 99% of the fetuses with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome)
- 97% of fetuses with trisomy 18 (Edward syndrome)
- 92% of fetuses with trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)
“The test has a lower rate of false positive results than combined first trimester screening. This has led many people to shift toward this test from CVS or amniocentesis to confirm high-risk results. The test can be performed after 10 weeks of gestation in both single and twin pregnancies, as well as in-vitro fertilization-based pregnancies,” says Srinivas.
Verifi, MaterniT21, and iGene tests are major substitutes to the Harmony test. However, this test costs about USD 580, which is low compared with others. It also has favorable reimbursement in Europe and Australia. This has led to its higher adoption worldwide, particularly in many specialized obstetric ultrasound services-based medical facilities in Australia.
The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are:
- BGI Genomics
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