Embryo Testing in Flowood, MS

Who May Get This Treatment

Embryo testing is a diagnostic procedure to detect potential genetic abnormalities in an embryo. It is usually done before implantation of the uterus using assisted reproductive technology. Our Flowood, Mississippi, location offers comprehensive embryo testing services for couples who want to ensure their embryos are healthy, free from specific genetic disorders, and ready to be implanted or frozen for safekeeping.

Different Types of Testing

Fertility Testing

Before commencing fertility medications or treatment, your fertility doctor will conduct a series of diagnostic assessments known as fertility testing. This process aims to identify your unique fertility obstacles and determine your case’s most effective treatment plan.

Embryo Genetic Testing

Embryo testing involves examining embryos for chromosomal or structural defects or specific genetic conditions. It can also be used to determine the sex of embryos. Testing for specific genetic conditions may be recommended depending on the intended use of the embryos.

Genetic Testing

Discovering potential genetic health risks for children can be done through genetic testing of either the parent(s)-to-be or their embryos. Parents-to-be can undergo genetic carrier screening through a simple blood test, while preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) will detect genetic issues in embryos before they are implanted.

What Is PGT?

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a medical procedure that involves testing embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) for congenital abnormalities before implantation into the uterus.

PGT involves taking a small sample of cells from the embryos to identify chromosomal or single-gene disorders, ensuring that only healthy embryos are implanted. This increases the chances of a successful pregnancy and is an invaluable tool for parents with a history of certain hereditary disorders or at risk of passing down a condition to their children. It can also help guide decisions about which embryos to implant.

This form of embryonic testing offers a powerful way to help couples achieve their dream of starting a family while minimizing the risk of passing genetic diseases to their children.

What Embryo Testing Can Uncover

Mosaicism

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Down Syndrome

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Turner Syndrome

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Muscular Dystrophy

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Uniparental Disomy (UPD)

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Deletions of Chromosomes

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Missing or Extra Chromosomes

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Brca1/Brca2 (Connected With Breast Cancer)

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Duplications of Chromosomes

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Chromosome Translocation

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Chromosome Inversion

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Sickle Cell Anemia

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Pregnancy Loss

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  • Mosaicism
  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Down Syndrome
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Chromosome Inversion
  • Uniparental Disomy (UPD)
  • Chromosome Translocation
  • Deletions of Chromosomes
  • Duplications of Chromosomes
  • Missing or Extra Chromosomes
  • Brca1/Brca2 (Connected With Breast Cancer)

FAQ

Will testing harm my embryos?
No, not at all. These types of tests may be done in conjunction with IVF procedures. It does not affect the health or development of the embryos themselves in any way.
How long does it take to receive my embryo testing results?
Results typically take 7-10 business days to receive.
What happens if all embryos come back abnormal?
If you have any abnormal embryos, your doctor will discuss options for further testing and treatment. They will also help identify the best course of action for you and your partner.
Is genetic testing right for me?
Genetic testing is a personal decision. We recommend discussing potential risks or benefits with your doctor before deciding. It’s also important to consider your situation and preferences before deciding.
How much does this cost?
The cost of genetic testing and other treatments will depend on the type of procedure you choose. We can provide more information about the costs associated with different treatments and procedures and any insurance coverage available to help cover some or all of these costs.
Does PGT lower my risk of miscarriage?
PGT may decrease the risk of miscarriage and other pregnancy complications. However, discussing potential risks or benefits with your doctor is important.