Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic/Single Gene Disorders

PGT-M with PacGenomics

PGT-M is a genetic test performed on embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) that is designed for individuals who know they are at an increased risk of having a child with a specific genetic disorder.

PGT-M was formerly known as PGD, preimplantation genetic diagnosis.

Who is it for?

You may want to consider PGT-M if you or your partner is at high risk of passing down a specific genetic disorder. PGT-M may be appropriate if:

  • You have had a child or pregnancy with a genetic condition.
  • You and your partner are carriers of the same autosomal recessive condition.
  • You or your partner has an autosomal dominant condition.

The PGT-A Process

PGT-M process starts with a Review of your genetic report(s). It will also be determined if genetic reports of additional family members will be required for testing.

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In vitro fertilization is performed and embryos are incubated until they reach the blastocyst stage.

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Embryo Biopsy

A small sample of cells is carefully biopsied from each embryo.

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Blood Sample Collection

Small blood samples are collected from all necessary family members and sent to PacGenomics together with your embryo biopsy samples.

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Testing is performed and results are sent to your physician in approximately four weeks.

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Embryo Transfer

Embryos unaffected by the specific genetic disorder tested are selected for transfer.

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