Preimplantation Genetic Testing

This is a cutting-edge procedure used to identify genetic abnormalities in embryos created within In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). We have 2 kinds namely: PGT-M – Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Single Gene Conditions & PGT-A – Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy.

Using PGT, we ensure that the appropriate embryo are of a specific genetic condition or chromosome abnormalities is selected for transfer. This test provides you with an opportunity to reduce the chance of a genetic disease in your future child.

PGT-M: Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Single Gene Conditions

We offer advanced genetic testing of embryos to patients who are carriers of a genetic condition or are affected by a genetic condition.

This may be when both partners are known carriers of an autosomal recessive condition, when the female partner is a carrier of an X-linked condition, or when either partner is affected by an autosomal dominant condition.

Our genetic counselling team will assist you in considering all reproductive options, including preimplantation genetic testing, if you are in this situation. We shall be able to advise whether fertility treatment with preimplantation genetic testing is right for you.

PGT-A: Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy

This is used to screen for chromosome changes which occur at conception – usually due to an extra or a missing chromosome being present in an egg or sperm which can help reduce the time taken to achieve a live birth. 

Chromosome changes affecting the egg or sperm are a major cause of pregnancy loss either at the time of implantation or during pregnancy. Most of these changes occur in the egg, as the chromosome pairs are not separated until ovulation. This means that eggs are more likely to have missing or extra chromosomes with increasing female age.

Testing for missing or extra chromosomes can help focus your treatment and embryo transfers on those embryos with the highest chance of implantation. It may be considered if you are suffering recurrent miscarriage, are over 35, or if you’ve had repeated unsuccessful IVF cycles. If there are specific chromosome conditions present in the family, our genetic counselling team will discuss what testing may be available for you.