At Coral, we believe that every individual and couple should have the opportunity to embark on a healthy and informed parenthood journey. Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) are advanced techniques that can offer invaluable insights into your future family's health and well-being. Our dedicated team of fertility experts is here to guide you through these transformative genetic screening options.

What is PGT | PGD?

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) are cutting-edge methods that enable the screening of embryos for genetic abnormalities before they are implanted during in vitro fertilization (IVF). These tests can identify genetic conditions, chromosomal abnormalities, and specific gene mutations, offering a deeper understanding of the embryo's genetic health. PGT and PGD can be essential for families with a history of genetic disorders, recurrent pregnancy loss, or advanced maternal age.

The PGT | PGD Process:

  • Consultation
  • Your journey begins with a comprehensive consultation with our fertility specialists. During this discussion, we'll explore your medical history, familial genetic conditions, and the potential need for PGT or PGD.

  • IVF Cycle
  • To perform PGT or PGD, embryos are typically created through an IVF cycle. This process involves stimulating the ovaries, retrieving eggs, and fertilizing them with sperm in the laboratory.

  • Embryo Development
  • Over several days, embryos develop and grow in the laboratory under close monitoring. At the appropriate stage, typically on the fifth or sixth day, the embryos will be ready for genetic testing.

  • Biopsy
  • A small sample of cells is carefully extracted from each embryo for genetic testing. This is done using a specialized technique that does not harm the embryo's potential for implantation.

  • Genetic Testing
  • The extracted cells are then sent to a genetic laboratory, where they are screened for chromosomal abnormalities, genetic disorders, or specific gene mutations. The results of this testing provide critical insights into the genetic health of each embryo.

  • Embryo Transfer
  • One or more genetically normal embryos are selected for transfer into the uterus. This is typically done in a separate IVF cycle, or the embryos can be cryopreserved for future use.

  • Pregnancy Test
  • Approximately two weeks after the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is performed to determine the success of the cycle. A positive test confirms a healthy pregnancy.

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