Preimplantation Genetic Testing Through Houston IVF
At HART Fertility Clinic in Kingwood and The Woodlands, we want all of our patients, whether they be young couples, older couples, LGBTQ+ couples, or single, to have a successful pregnancy so they can experience the special joy children bring. In order to achieve this, we offer Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) in an attempt to make fertility procedures more successful.
What is Preimplantation Genetic Testing?
Did you know that your embryos can be tested prior to being transferred into your (or your donor’s) uterus? This is done through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), which means eggs are fertilized by sperm outside of the body. When completing genetic testing we perform a simple biopsy, which can give us insight on embryo quality by showing any genetic abnormalities that may affect your chances of achieving a successful birth. Genetically healthy embryos are then transferred to the uterus.
Who Does HART Fertility in North Houston Recommend PGT to?
With her extensive research and experience in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Doctor Dorothy Roach, M.D., recommends PGT for couples that are undergoing North Houston IVF fertility treatment if one or both partners have a history of genetic disorders. She also recommends it if one or both partners possess an Aneuploidy, which refers to an abnormal chromosome count.
PGT may also prove beneficial if one or both parents is a carrier of a translocated chromosome. A translocated chromosome is one that has broken and incorrectly repaired itself during the cell growth process. Often this results in one part of the chromosome meshing with another part of a different chromosome. Mothers who are of advanced maternal age and/or has had a history of miscarriages may also benefit from PGT.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing May Help Improve Chances of Your Fertility Treatments Working
Our fertility specialists in North Houston recommend PGT because it can help us and the intended parents gain a better idea of which embryo will have the greatest success. If you would like to take part in genetic testing through IVF, please schedule an appointment with us in Kingwood or The Woodlands. We look forward to helping you also experience the joy and love of a child.