Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing is a reproductive technology used with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for the testing of genetic diseases in the early embryo prior to implantation and pregnancy.
Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing was developed to prevent the transfer of serious genetic disorders and to establish gender. It is a two-stage process consisting of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and genetic screening.
PGT can significantly reduce the chances for your baby to be affected by a specific genetic condition or chromosomal abnormality. We will be able to test for many different common genetic diseases in the near future.
We use the most advanced technology, NGS (Next-Generation Sequencing) to perform the PGT:
Chances of conception (getting pregnant) are similar to IVF (30%-40%)
From a medical point of view, there is no limit on the number of attempts but one has to consider emotional and financial stress involved in this treatment.
Whole-genome Sequencing is a diagnostic tool used to identify the mutated gene(s) that cause genetic diseases in a family. The procedure is performed with the help of a blood test. Mostly, after identifying the cause of genetic disease, the couples can opt for the Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing (PGT) for Single Gene Disorders or can take the attempt to increase the chances of a successful IVF pregnancy, It is in fact, a genetic test that facilitates embryos of the individual to be screened for the genetic disease that affects her family, before going for pregnancy.