Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) and IVF

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is one of the most invasive techniques applied to test oocyte/embryo genetic content in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) programs. Embryo biopsy and subsequent molecular analysis are required to detect with high precision the affected embryos in case of inherited monogenic diseases (PGT-M) or in case of numerical/structural chromosomal defects (PGT-A, PGT-SR).

PGT in IVF cycles leads to significantly reduced chance of pregnancy termination due to genetic disorders and reduced time to achieve a healthy live birth when compared to IVF cycles without any embryo testing. Despite the importance of PGT in IVF programs strict criteria should be implemented to select patients who can effectively benefit from this method.


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