IVF Genetic Testing

During IVF, it’s possible to examine the DNA of embryos before they’re transferred to a woman’s uterus. This is called preimplantation genetic testing, or PGT for short, and it allows us to check for a range or problems that could cause failed implantation, miscarriage and even birth defects. 

IVF genetic testing can help us detect abnormalities such as missing or extra chromosomes in the embryo, single gene disorders (that could cause conditions such as sickle cell anaemia), or genetic rearrangements that could lead to birth defects. 

Spotting these problems early means we can avoid implanting affected embryos, reducing the risk of issues later on.