How PGT-M Prevents Common Genetic Diseases

16216510942_76be383bbe_zPreimplantation Genetic Test-Monogenic (PGT-M) is a new and innovative technology used in conjunction with IVF. PGT-M prevents a parent who is a known carrier of a single gene disorder from passing that disease on to a baby conceived via IVF.

PGT-M Embryo Screening

PGT-M screens embryos for the presence of common genetic diseases in conjunction with IVF.

  • Hemophilia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Tay Saches Disease
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Duchennes Muscular Dystophy
  • Thalassemia

After a woman’s eggs have been surgically retrieved and fertilized in vitro, developing embryos will be tested upon reaching the blastocyst stage (5 to 6 days after fertilization occurs). A few cells are gently removed from each embryo using microsurgery technology. Our expert embryologists then analyze the cells using a probe that is specifically designed to test for a specific gene disorder. PGT-M diagnoses the presence of a genetic defect in an embryo.

Only Healthy Embryos Are Transferred

Embryos testing positive for a genetic disease are not transferred to the woman’s uterus. Only healthy embryos are used for a fresh transfer or cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures.

PGT-M is conducted in conjunction with Cutting-Edge IVF Protocols.

Candidates for PGT-M

  • Women over 35 undergoing IVF using their own eggs
  • Couples having a history of multiple failed IVF attempts
  • Patients having a family history of genetic disease
  • Couples where one or both partners are known carriers of genetic disease
  • Couple who have a child born with a genetic disease
  • Couples who have a history of recurrent miscarriage

PGT-M Technology Expertise

Dr. John Zhang’s PGT-M technology expertise in conjunction with IVF offers the highest pregnancy success rates and best overall patient satisfaction. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang call 212.969.7422.

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