PGT: Preimplantation genetic testing
Every parent's greatest wish is to have a healthy child. By determining the genetic makeup of embryos, we can detect problems in time. We then only transfer embryos that have a greater chance of producing a healthy baby to the uterus.
Genetic abnormalities are a common cause of early miscarriages in the first trimester of pregnancy. Preimplantation testing helps prevent these losses. There are three types of preimplantation testing - PGT-A, PGT-SR and PGT-M.Book a consultation
PGT increases the chance of an embryo implanting in the uterus and reduces the likelihood of miscarriage
According to data from the USA, PGT has a very positive effect on the success of embryo implantation in a woman's uterus. However, there is a significant difference in the rate of success for clients over the age of 40.
PGT also significantly reduces the frequency of miscarriages, especially in women over the age of 40.
How does PGT work?
We wait for 120 hours after fertilisation, when the embryo has a greater number of cells.
We carefully separate one or more cells and analyse them.
The analysis is carried out using various methods – FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridisation) aCGH (microarray-based comparative genomic hybridisation), PCR (polymerase chain reaction).
The embryo is not damaged by this intervention and is frozen using vitrification. Once PGT results are available, it can be used for transfer.
We will recommend the best embryos for transfer to the uterus after evaluating the results.
Other laboratory methods
ICSI is the injection of sperm directly into an egg. This significantly increases the chance of fertilisation.More information
We can increase the chances of pregnancy by selecting only the best quality embryos for transfer. We can identify these through continuous monitoring in EmbryoScope.More information
The PICSI method is an improvement of the ICSI procedure. Only specifically selected sperm are used for fertilisation and these are injected directly into the egg. PICSI increases the chances of pregnancy and reduces the risk of miscarriage.More information
In the absence of live sperm in the ejaculate, there is the possibility of obtaining sperm surgically from the epididymis (PESA or MESA) or testis (TESE).More information
This method is used to disrupt the protective envelope (outer shell) of the embryo in order to make it easier to implant (nest) in the uterus.More information
Methods of infertility treatment
IVF using donor eggs
If a woman cannot conceive and her partner's sperm are healthy, we use donor eggs fertilised with the partner's sperm.More information
IVF using donor embryos
Donated eggs and donated sperm are used for in vitro fertilisation.More information
IVF using donor sperm
For couples who cannot conceive naturally and the woman's eggs are healthy, we can use donor sperm from a suitable anonymous donor to fertilise the eggs.More information
IVF using own eggs
We recommend IVF if the couple cannot conceive naturally.More information