Pre-implantation Genetic Chromosome Screening

The goal of preimplantation genetic testing is to detect genetic and chromosomal disorders in embryos produced through IVF (IVF). By screening embryos prior to the time they’re transferred into the uterus, couples are able to take a more informed decision on the next steps to take in the IVF process.


PGS Chromosome Screening

The fertilized eggs and sperm in an IVF cycle have chromosomally unusual traits. This means that there are extra chromosomes or the chromosome is missing. The embryos could result in miscarriage or pregnancy failure in certain cases. In certain instances embryos may not be viable.

The proportion of chromosomally defective embryos that are present during IVF cycles is affected by fertility history, age, and other factors. If a woman has a greater number of embryos with chromosomally deficient chromosomes in her IVF cycle is at a greater chance of failing her pregnancy.

This technology allows us to screen for any de novo chromosomal abnormalities, such as deletions or the addition of the 24 chromosomes in an embryo fertilized in vitro. This is accomplished by taking some or all of the cells from the embryo in vitro by taking an embryo biopsy. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) can be used to check the cells for aneuploidy and abnormal chromosomal state.

If the in vitro embryo is affected by a de novo genetic defect, we will select the embryos for transfer into the uterus and avoid transfer of any other embryos with the same chromosomal problem. This reduces the chance of having a baby that fails and improve the odds of conception.

pgd in Tampa, We look for genetic conditions in embryos through testing their 24 chromosomes. We also examine the genetic information found in small amounts of the embryo’s trophectoderm cells. This method of screening based on cells has been more popular in recent times and can be used to identify a variety of genetic disorders in embryos.

This genetic diagnosis can be performed in many ways. We use either a fluorescence-in situ hybridization (FISH), or a polymerase chain reaction (PCR). It is the PCR method is mostly to determine disorders that are monogenic, whereas the FISH method can be used to determine chromosomal irregularities.

Since this type of genetic testing only requires a single cell sample It can be helpful in determining the gender of the embryo before implantation. This can be important for parents with an infertility problem that was not explained or wish to determine if they have a particular genetic condition in their family.

Carrier Screening

The Carrier Screening test is a non-invasive, confidential cost-effective prenatal screening test that analyses patients’ DNA to assess their likelihood of carrying hundreds of genetic abnormalities that can lead to serious problems for children. Physicians and patients alike can receive an easy-to-read report with results. Additionally, they can speak with a board-certified genetic counselor to help them comprehend and determine their next steps.

Because of the limited sample available The diagnosis isn’t always reliable. It is especially important to confirm any structural alterations identified by PGT-S using CVS or amniocentesis.

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