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What is PGT-A?

PGT-A involves the removal of one or more cells from embryos before they are transferred. This is followed by testing of the cells to find out the number of chromosomes, using either NGS or array-CGH methods.

If the cells are found to have an abnormal chromosome number, then the embryo is less likely to implant or the child may have a condition like Down’s Syndrome. In this way embryos can be screened in order to select the most viable embryos for embryo transfer.

 

Who is PGT-A suitable for?

PGT-A can be used by any person/couple undergoing an IVF cycle, but is most suitable for older women who are more likely to have eggs with the wrong number of chromosomes. Abnormal chromosomes are thought to be the main reason why older women have difficulties conceiving and are more likely to have a miscarriage or a baby with Down’s Syndrome. You may also be recommend PGT-A if:

  • you have a family history of chromosome problems
  • your sperm is at risk of carrying abnormal chromosomes
  • if you’ve had several miscarriages or failed IVF attempts without explanation
 

Advantages of PGT-A

Accurate assessment of embryos
Accurate assessment of embryos
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Accurate assessment of embryos
Accurate assessment of embryos

Data suggests that NGS results are correct over 95% of the time.

It can be used to diagnose Down Syndrome
It can be used to diagnose Down Syndrome
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It can be used to diagnose Down Syndrome
It can be used to diagnose Down Syndrome

In PGS the number of chromosomes is examined and likely cases of Down Syndrome can be identified.

 It can reduce miscarriage rates
It can reduce miscarriage rates
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 It can reduce miscarriage rates
It can reduce miscarriage rates

PGS is used to identify chromosomally normal embryos. These are more likely to be healthy, and are therefore more likely to implant successfully.

How safe is PGT-A for embryos?

Performing PGT-A on embryos at blastocyst stage has little or no effect on the successful development of the embryo. This is because an embryo developed to this stage has many more cells, which can be extracted without affecting an embryo’s potential for pregnancy.

The cells which are extracted during PGT-A are called trophectoderm cells, which will go on to form the placenta.

 

PGT-A costs from £1,350

Our PGT-A service is only available at our St Paul's, Wimbledon, Manchester & Birmingham clinics.

If you would like to find out more about PGT-A then please give us a call

Out cutting edge PG-A with Next Generation Sequencing can be bought as part of a 3 Cycle IVF Package or can be added to a single cycle treatment.

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