Transferring Only The Best
Genetic testing helps diagnose specific genetic disorders and chromosomal abnormalities in embryos to be used in an IVF cycle. Genetic testing helps reduce the risks associated with IVF such as miscarriage and avoids multiple gestations (twins and triplets) by providing valuable information to our embryologists and helping them be more confident in implanting the healthiest single embryo.
Genetic testing can also be used for gender selection.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
Transferring an abnormal embryo (aneuploidy) is one of the most common reasons for a miscarriage during an IVF cycle. Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) tests an embryo for whether or not they have the correct number of chromosomes before transferring it back into the uterus. This helps ensure that only the healthiest embryo is transferred and thus increasing your chances of achieving a successful pregnancy.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a type of genetic testing that helps diagnose specific genetic disorders such as Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington's disease, and Fragile X before transferring it to a woman's uterus. PGD helps relieve patients concerned about passing down inherited genetic disorders that may lead to disease during or after a child's birth. PGD is non-invasive and does not harm the embryo.
Gender selection or family balancing allows prospective parents to select the gender of the embryo that they wish to transfer during an IVF cycle. PGS is used to genetically screen the embryos for the presence of an XY (male) or XX (female) chromosome. All additional embryos may be cryopreserved for future use.