Amniocentesis results in 3 hours
FlashFISH™ is a revolutionary technology that enables patients to receive the results of their amniocentesis test within three hours. This is a huge breakthrough for pregnant mothers, in what is usually weeks of anxious waiting to find out whether their baby has Down syndrome.
The method is based on Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) technology. The regular FISH method uses karyotyping – the standard technique to detect the range of fetal abnormalities – and results typically take eight to 10 days in Singapore and eight to 21 days internationally.
Developed by Associate Professor Mahesh Choolani at the National University of Singapore (NUS), INEX has the exclusive license for FlashFISH™ technology. The test is currently offered at the National University Hospital, (NUH) Singapore.