What Is Preimplantation Genetic Testing For Aneuploidies (PGT-A)?
As a woman ages, the chance one of her embryos is aneuploid (abnormal set of chromosomes which affects viability) rises. PGT-A identifies embryos that are euploid (normal set of chromosomes), increasing the chance for a successful pregnancy. PGT-A is included in our IVF For ME™ Program.
Patient Benefits of PGT-A
- High implantation and pregnancy rates (about 60%) and extremely low miscarriage rates (>10%)
- Enhanced confidence in single embryo transfer stemming from embryologist identifying chromosomally normal embryos that have the highest chance of implantation
- Safer IVF stimulation cycles that avoid hyperstimulation syndrome almost 100% of the time
- Enhanced fetal growth and pregnancy outcome with frozen embryo transfer
- The ability to identify and freeze healthy embryos for fertility preservation for future pregnancy wishes
- Provides credible information for patients considering donor egg or embryo adoption in situations where no embryos are chromosomally normal (typical in older patients)
- IVF with PGT-A (IVF For ME) – Ages 35-37 57.83% 57.83%
- IVF without PGT-A (Traditional IVF) – Ages 35-37 35.29% 35.29%
- IVF with PGT-A (IVF For ME) – Ages 38-40 51.26% 51.26%
- IVF without PGT-A (Traditional IVF) – Ages 38-40 23.81% 23.81%
- IVF with PGT-A (IVF For ME) – Ages 41-42 66.67% 66.67%
- IVF without PGT-A (Traditional IVF) – Ages 41-42 (n=3) 0% 0%
- IVF with PGT-A (IVF For ME) – Ages Over 42 80% 80%
- IVF without PGT-A (Traditional IVF) – Ages Over 42 (n=2) 50% 50%
When To Consider PGT-A
We offer PGT-A to all IVF patients. Those interested in this testing will meet with our Genetic Counselor, Stephanie Hill, to consider whether PGT-A makes sense for them. Common indications for recommending PGT-A include:
- Maternal age over 34
- Paternal age over 40
- Unexplained infertility at any age
- Prior failed IVF without explanations
- Prior pregnancy losses
- Diminished ovarian reserve (i.e. low AMH, high FSH)
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Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies (PGT-A) is a tool used to optimize the efficiency of IVF, increasing the likelihood of a successful pregnancy.
PGT-M and PGT-SR
Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic/Single Gene Defects (PGT-M) and (PGT-SR) are tests that help evaluate embryos for genetic risk factors.
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Stephanie Hill, MS, LCGC
Stephanie Hill, MS, LCGC brings over 16 years of experience in genetic counseling to the team.
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