What is PGT-A?
PGT-A, preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies, is a genetic test performed on embryos created through IVF to screen for chromosomal abnormalities. PGT-A, formerly known as preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), is used to screen embryos for extra or missing chromosomes. Embryos with extra or missing chromosomes, referred to as aneuploid, often fail to implant and lead to miscarriage or, if implantation is successful, lead to the birth of a child with a genetic condition. Embryos found to be chromosomally normal are referred to as euploid and are the most likely to lead to a successful pregnancy.