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Preimplantation Genetic Testing

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a way of safeguarding against genetic diseases or disorders. Intended parents can prevent a pregnancy affected by a genetic condition or chromosomal disorder. This advanced testing can identify specific embryos that are free of abnormalities before they are transferred into a woman’s uterus (womb) by in vitro fertilization (IVF).

PGT can also assist intended parents interested in having a child who is a healthy bone marrow or blood match to another family member. Technology makes it possible to select embryos that match HLAs (human leukocyte antigen), the proteins in white blood cells that are matched in order to do a blood or bone marrow transplant.

PGT can test for and potentially prevent many diseases and genetic disorders, including:

Single Gene Defects
Chromosome Translocations
Aneuploidy
Limitations to PGT