pre-implantation genetic testing

Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing | Laguna Hills & Orange County

At Banafsheh Kashani, MD, we stay up-to-date on international medical advances to ensure that our patients receive the best fertility treatments. Our pre-implantation genetic testing offers an effective way to identify genetic defects in IVF embryos and ultimately improves embryo selection. With this, we can help couples have healthy babies.  

What is Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing?

Pre-implantation genetic testing is a technical approach used in identifying genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy. In simple words, PGT is used to test the chromosomes before the embryo transfers to the uterus. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) refers to when either of the genetic parents has a known genetic abnormality. Genetic testing helps to detect anomalies in an embryo. 

Pre-implantation genetic testing decreases pregnancy miscarriage caused by chromosomal abnormalities, implantation failures, and births with genetic abnormalities. PGT is a new term that refers to all genetic tests like pre-implantation genetic screening and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

The Pre-implantation Genetic Testing Procedure

Just a cell, two or more cells will be taken from an embryo and sent for genetic testing while the embryo is kept in the IVF laboratory to be growing. Various methods for genetic testing at different stages. These technical methods or approaches can be fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), microarray, or single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP).

These technical methods are constantly changing to arrive at precision, accuracy, ease, and better pace. Recent approaches that include microarray and genome sequencing are the most common methods of genetic testing. 

Benefits of Pre-implantation Genetic Testing

PGT improves embryo selection, gender selection (if required), prevents genetic transmission of unknown abnormalities, optimizes chances of a successful pregnancy, enhances quicker time to pregnancy, reduces financial burden, lessens the uncertainty, identifies fertility treatment options, and gives liberty for specific preparations. PGT gives couples at increased risk for a child with a chromosomal problem, such as couples where the mother is older than 35. 

We Offer Top-Class Pre-implantation Genetic Testing

At Banafsheh Kashani, MD, our specialist has a broad range of experience in PGT, PGS, and PGD. Our experienced team have worked on PGT, infertility, and embryo-related problems for many years with proven results and testimonies. We acquire the most recent equipment for testing, diagnosis, and treatment because we are success-driven, and we work in a fast-paced environment to be accurate and precise.

Contact Us Today!

Contact us today at Banafsheh Kashani, MD to schedule an appointment for your pre-implantation genetic testing. We are easily accessible for your screening, diagnosis, testing, and treatment.