There are various reasons why genetic testing can be used alongside your IVF treatment.
Leeds Fertility offers two types of genetic testing:
Genetic testing of embryos created through IVF techniques is used to identify embryos affected by some serious genetic conditions that are known to run in certain families. This helps to prevent a pregnancy that would give rise to a child with a serious health problem that may be fatal at an early age. It increases the chances of a healthy baby being born. This is a technique that allows couples with a particular inherited condition in their family to avoid passing it on to their children. Read more in our Preimplantation Genetic Testing booklet.
Genetic testing of embryos is also possible to screen for the most common genetic problems known as aneuploidies. Down’s Syndrome is an example of an aneuploidy. Please note that this test is not a guarantee of a pregnancy and is coming soon to Leeds Fertility.