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Genetic Testing (Preimplantation Genetic Testing)

Promote a healthy pregnancy by testing your embryos before they’re implanted

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What is preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)?

PGT involves running multiple tests on each embryo before implantation. This helps to increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy by reducing the risk of implanting an embryo with genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. This process can also decrease chances of miscarriage, which is often associated with chromosomal issues in the embryo.

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How PGT Treatment Works

After your embryos grow for 5-6 days in our lab, our embryologists will biopsy your embryos and send the sample to a PGT lab, to run one or more of the following tests:

  • PGT-A: This chromosomal test will help to decrease the chances of implantation issues or miscarriage, and can help detect chromosomal abnormalities. With this test it’s also possible to determine the sex of the embryo if you carry a genetic risk of sex-linked disease, or for other personal reasons.

  • PGT-M: This genetic test is helpful for couples in which one or both partners are carriers of genetic mutations that could result in the baby having a monogenic disorder.

  • PGT-SR: This is a test that screens for structural issues in the chromosomes that form an abnormal embryo and will almost always result in miscarriage.

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Is PGT right for me?

Whether you should pursue genetic testing is based on a number of factors including your age, genetic background, and medical history. Ultimately, PGT can improve the chances of pregnancy for anyone undergoing IVF. Knowing which embryos may result in miscarriage or abnormal pregnancy gives you more autonomy over your own experience and the health of your family.

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PGT success with SDFC

PGT is over 98% accurate in diagnosing chromosomal abormalities.

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Paying for PGT

Though coverage for fertility care varies widely by insurance plan, the good news is that you have lots of options. We are committed to guiding you through your insurance benefits, out-of-pocket expenses, and other financing options every step of the way. With SDFC you will never be in the dark about cost.

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