HIGH TECH GENETICS SERVICES AT THE MOST AFFORDABLE COST.WINFertilityGenetics offers a comprehensive test menu of reproductive genetic screenings. Our partner Reproductive Genetic Innovations(RGI) has been performing PGD since its inception in 1990, pioneering the polar body removal technique. RGI is among the busiest genetic laboratories serving hundreds of IVF centers around the world. Importantly, many of the competing genetic laboratories send their PGD and and most challenging PGS cases to RGI.
RGI laboratory staff has decades of experience in the most current, state-of-the-art PGD and PGS techniques. Currently performing PGD for over 500 genetic conditions, testing includes single gene disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, HLA matching for bone marrow and cord blood transplants and gender selection.
To view a complete list of disorders that WINFertilityGenetics can screens for, click here.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) for Aneuploidy (Chromosome Abnormalities)
The purpose of PGS for aneuploidy is to reduce the risk for miscarriage and failed implantation, and to increase a couple’s chances for having a successful pregnancy following an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle. Misdivision of egg or sperm cells can result in an embryo with too many or too few chromosomes. This incorrect number of chromosomes is called “aneuploidy.” Down Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome, and Turner Syndrome are examples of common aneuploidies. These disorders do not typically run in families, but occur spontaneously and are very common in developing eggs and embryos. Up to 60% of early miscarriages are due to aneuploidy, and the risk for aneuploidy increases with a woman’s age. WINFertilityGenetics offers testing for all 24 chromosome types, using aCGH or Next-Generation Sequencing, state-of-the-art technologies with the capacity to test all the chromosomes of an embryo.
PGS for Family Balancing
Using PGS tesitng, we can identify male embryos that will have an X and Y chromosome and female embryos will have two X chromosomes. This technology is also used to test for additional chromosomal abnormalities, to increase the chances of having a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. PGS is the most accurate known method for successfully determining sex prior to implantation.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) for Single Gene Disorders
Some couples request PGD for a specific genetic condition that may run in their family, such as Tay-Sachs disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Sickle-Cell disease, or Huntington’s disease. Our scientists have over 25 years of experience in testing for single gene disorders, including rare genetic syndromes. PGD can be performed for nearly all single gene disorders, as long as the specific genetic mutation is known. Single gene testing can be combined with PGS (aneuploidy screening), to maximize the chances of having a healthy baby.
Our Licensed Genetics Counselors and Nurse Care Managers are available to explain your options and explain all next steps in the genetic testing process