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Preimplantation genetic testing

Improve your chances of a successful IVF pregnancy

Preimplantation genetic testing lowers many risks

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) can help identify the embryos that are most suitable for transfer during IVF to give you the best chance of implantation and a successful pregnancy.

This test works by identifying embryos with extra or missing chromosomes or pieces of chromosomes. Embryos with chromosomal abnormalities may fail to implant, or may lead to miscarriage or the birth of a child with a chromosomal condition like Down syndrome. 

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Benefits of PGT

  • higher chance of a successful, healthy IVF pregnancy
  • reduced risk of miscarriage 
  • shortened time to pregnancy
  • reduced chance of having twins or other multiples when paired with a single embryo transfer
  • identifying the sex of your baby (optional)
Preimplantation genetic testing

When to consider preimplantation genetic testing

Preimplantation genetic testing can help improve your chances of a successful IVF pregnancy, especially if you:

  • are over the age of 35
  • have had 1 or more miscarriages 
  • have been through unsuccessful IVF cycles before
  • have had a previous pregnancy with a chromosomal condition
  • are challenged by male infertility

How it works: 3 easy steps 

1. Sample collection

Your provider will carefully collect a small sample of cells from each embryo and send them to our lab for testing. 
 

2. Sample analysis

Our scientists will look at each cell sample to identify whether the embryo has any chromosomal abnormalities that could cause a health condition. Results will be ready in 5 to 7 days on average from the time the sample is received by our lab. 

3. Get results

Your results will include valuable information about the health of each embryo to help you and your provider choose those that are most suitable for transfer.

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Get started by talking to your provider 

You’re just one conversation away from deciding if PGT could help improve your chances of a successful pregnancy. 

Preimplantation genetic testing

More than a test:
Built-in support network 

You don't have to figure it out alone. Genetics experts are available to guide you through the testing process, help you make sense of your results, and plan a path forward. 

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Your questions, answered 

Our resource center offers:

  • details on how the testing process works
  • this downloadable guide to PGT testing  
  • an explanation of possible results and what they could mean for you