If you’ve struggled to maintain a pregnancy in the past or have a child with genetic health issues, preimplantation genetic testing may be an option for you. At Gago Center for Fertility, with offices in Ann Arbor, Brighton, and Lansing, Michigan, Laura April Gago, MD, offers this innovative testing opportunity to help prevent you from passing genetic disorders or diseases to your child during pregnancy. Find out if preimplantation genetic testing is an option for you by calling the office nearest you or use the convenient online booking feature.
Preimplantation genetic testing is a diagnostic procedure useful in identifying genetic defects in an embryo before it’s implanted into your uterus during in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. The purpose of the test is to prevent certain genetic diseases or disorders from being passed to your child.
This type of diagnostic testing can detect over 100 different genetic conditions, including:
Women with fertility issues including multiple pregnancy loss and previous failed fertility treatments can benefit from the testing during IVF treatments. You may also need this type of diagnostic testing if you’re over 35.
While preimplantation genetic testing is highly successful in identifying potentially harmful genetic disorders before you implant an embryo, it can’t completely eliminate your risk. There are genetic issues that can develop later in a pregnancy that the test can’t detect beforehand.