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Does Genetic Testing Improve Embryo Implantation?

Does Genetic Testing Improve Embryo Implantation?

Genetic testing can be used in conjunction with infertility treatments to improve your chances of having a healthy baby.

During in vitro fertilization (IVF), the egg is combined with the sperm in a test tube to form the embryo which is then implanted into the womb for the development and growth of your baby. Genetic testing of the embryo prior to implantation will allow your doctor to determine if the embryo has any chromosomal or genetic abnormalities. The testing is usually done on day 5 of the development of the embryo (blastocyst stage).

Genetic testing may be used to:

  • Look for specific genes in the embryo that may produce diseases as hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, or muscular dystrophy.
  • Make sure the normal number of chromosomes are present
  • dentify genetic abnormalities of unclear significance

The various genetic testing techniques include:

  • Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH)
  • Single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)
  • Array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH)
  • Next generation sequencing (NGS)
  • Real-time PCR (RT-qPCR)

Pre-implantation genetic testing may be beneficial in older couples, those who have suffered multiple miscarriages, and those who have been unsuccessful despite multiple fertility treatments.

Although the emerging clinical studies regarding the use of genetic testing to improve success rates of embryo implantation have been encouraging, the benefits of using this technology to improve your individual chances of becoming pregnant should be discussed with your doctor or an infertility specialist.

ReproMed fertility clinics are located throughout Dallas, Grapevine, McKinney, Rockwall and in Tyler, Texas, giving patients convenient access to experienced, knowledgeable, and compassionate reproductive health specialists. Contact us for an appointment today.

  • Mckinney

    McKinney
    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

    McKinney

    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

  • Grapevine

    Grapevine
    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

    Grapevine

    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

  • Rockwall

    Rockwall
    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

    Rockwall

    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

  • Dallas

    Dallas
    3800 San Jacinto
    Suite 123
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Dallas

    3800 San Jacinto
    Dallas, TX 75204

  • Tyler

    Tyler
    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703

    Tyler

    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703