Genetic Testing And IVF

Completing Genetic Testing during an IVF-ICSI cycle provides a wealth of information about each embryo before transferring to the uterus. During an IVF cycle, following Egg Retrieval (OPU) and ICSI, when the egg and sperm have fertilized to form an embryo, a few cells are taken from the embryo to be tested in the Genetics Laboratory. The Embryo Transfer takes place after the results of the genetic test are released. Completing Genetic Testing does not alter the duration of treatment.

Family Balancing

(Gender Selection): Screen your embryos to identify the gender and check for chromosomal abnormality such as Down Syndrome.

Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

(PGD) for Hereditary Disease or Single Gene Disorders: Assess embryos for hereditary diseases, allowing parents with a known hereditary (genetic) disease to ensure their children do not have that genetic condition.

Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening

(CCS): Screen all 24 chromosomes for gender as well as any chromosomal abnormalities caused by missing or additional chromosomes

HLA Matching

HLA (Human Leukocyte Antigen) matching is a process of matching the HLA characteristics of a patient and a donor for organ or tissue transplantation.