Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

GENETIC TESTING (PGS/PGD)

The majority of embryos created are unable to survive the first trimester of pregnancy due to chromosomal abnormalities or genetic disease. Couples experience this loss as miscarriage.

In answer to this problem, we are proud to offer genetic testing, one of the most exciting and effective ways of improving IVF success rates to ensure you give birth to a healthy baby.

WHAT IS GENETIC TESTING?

Once embryos are created through in vitro fertilization (IVF), we offer two different types of genetic testing that can look for chromosomal abnormalities or specific diseases within the embryos prior to implantation. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) greatly reduce the chance of miscarriage and genetic disease in your embryos.

Through these tests, our team of embryologists assess the genetic makeup of each embryo created via IVF to identify and eliminate abnormalities and genetic disorders.

PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC SCREENING (PGS)

CapturePGS specifically identifies chromosomal abnormalities in your embryos prior to implantation via IVF. Chromosomal abnormalities are the cause of most miscarriages, so PGS testing is an important precautionary measure to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

The chance of chromosomal errors, called aneuploidy, greatly increases with a woman’s age. by age 40, 58% of a woman’s chromosomes are chromosomally abnormal. This is why older women have such a high risk of miscarriage or birth with chromosomal disorder such as Down Syndrome.

PGS is an extremely accurate tool to address the high risk of aneuploidy that accompanies aging for women.

WHO USES PGS?

  • Women and couples ages 35+
  • Women and couples who have experienced recurrent miscarriage
  • Couples with previous failed IVF cycles

WHY USE PGS?

  • Increased IVF success rate
  • Increased chance of embryo implantation
  • Increased chance of genetically healthy baby
  • Reduced risk of failed IVF cycles
  • Reduced risk of miscarriage
  • Fast test results

geneticsPREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS (PGD)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis assesses your embryos for specific gene diseases prior to implantation via IVF. Our embryologists remove one single cell from each created embryo to effectively identify genetic abnormalities.

If you or your partner have a family history of inherited genetic disease, PGD is your best tool to stop the cycle and prevent passing on to your children.

WHO USES PGD

  • Couples with a family history of inherited genetic disease
  • Couples who are carriers of a chromosomal mutation
  • Couples who have experience recurrent miscarriage
  • Couples ages 35+
  • Couples with past unsuccessful IVF cycles

WHY USE PGD?

Analyze your embryos for over 400 hereditary diseases prior to implantation via IVF
Reduce your risk of passing on genetic abnormalities to your child
Increase your chance of a healthy birth

SINGLE GENE DISORDERS ELIMINATED VIA PGD

  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Becker’s muscular dystrophy
  • Beta thalassemia
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Familial amyloid polyneuropathy
  • Fagile X syndrome
  • Hemophilia A (F8)
  • Hemophilia B (F9)
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2A
  • Myotonic dystrophy (Steinert’s disease)
  • RhD incompatibility
  • Spinal muscular atrophy

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