PGT-A – Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy Screening

At Monash IVF, we’re relentless in our mission to help you have a baby. That’s why our embryo testing program - known as EmbryoScreen - is so vital. Genetically testing your embryos before transfer allows our scientists to select the very best ones, which boosts your chances of a successful pregnancy.

One in five of our patients choose to genetically test their embryos in order to increase their chance of conception. If you’re undergoing IVF treatment, we recommend you consider preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy screening (PGT-A).

Sound like something you’d like to pursue? Start by chatting with your fertility specialist. They’ll discuss whether or not PGT-A is right for you.

Normal embryonic cells contain 46 chromosomes in 23 pairs - 23 chromosomes from each parent. If the egg or sperm has an extra or missing chromosome, the embryo created will have the same error. This can lead to genetic conditions such as Down syndrome.

Common questions

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While we perform the genetic testing, your embryos are kept frozen and in storage. When we identify the best embryos, they’re then used in a frozen IVF cycle. Your remaining viable embryos stay frozen for future use.

Sound like something you’re keen to explore?

Start by chatting with your fertility specialist. They’ll discuss whether or not PGT-A is right for you.

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