IVF with PGT and Success

Should You Consider Use of Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing (PGT)?

Mira Aubuchon, MD

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) reveals that many embryos are abnormal or have aneuploidy (entire chromosomes are missing or present in excessive amounts). A large study found that when aneuploid embryos were transferred, the positive pregnancy rate was 20% lower as compared to an euploid (healthy chromosome number) embryo transfer; and, all those pregnancies ended in miscarriage. There were no babies born when aneuploid embryos were transferred.

In contrast, euploid embryo transfer pregnancy rates were >80%, and most of those progressed to a live birth. For this reason, PGT with transfer of euploid embryos has proven to be a valuable tool to improve the chances of having a baby with IVF.

If you are considering IVF or a frozen embryo transfer and would like to discuss whether PGT would be beneficial for you, contact one of our fertility specialists today.

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