Preimplantation genetic testing

It's a laboratory procedure used during in vitro fertilization (IVF) to screen embryos for genetic abnormalities before they are transferred to the woman's uterus.

Overview

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is a laboratory procedure used during in vitro fertilization (IVF) to screen embryos for genetic abnormalities before they are transferred to the woman’s uterus. PGT can be performed on embryos to detect genetic disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, or to determine the sex of the embryo.

PGT involves removing one or more cells from the embryo and analyzing them for genetic abnormalities. The most common techniques used for PGT are:

  1. Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS): A procedure in which a small number of cells are removed from the embryo and tested for chromosomal abnormalities, such as aneuploidy (an abnormal number of chromosomes). PGS is commonly used to identify embryos with the correct number of chromosomes for transfer, which can increase the chances of a successful pregnancy and reduce the risk of miscarriage.

  2. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): A procedure in which a small number of cells are removed from the embryo and tested for specific genetic disorders. PGD is commonly used to identify embryos that carry genetic mutations or disorders, such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anemia.

PGT can be performed on embryos created through standard IVF or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), in which a single sperm is injected into an egg. The testing is typically done on the third day after fertilization when the embryo has developed to the 8-cell stage.

PGT is a powerful tool that can help couples who are at risk of passing on genetic disorders to their children. However, it is important to note that PGT is not 100% accurate and may not detect all genetic abnormalities. There is also a small risk of damage to the embryo during the biopsy procedure. Couples considering PGT should speak with their fertility specialist to determine if this procedure is appropriate for their individual situation.

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Dr. Indu Madhusudhan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

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Dr. Madhusudhan H.R

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, MBBS

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

Sushma Dasari
Sushma Dasari
2022-12-30
It’s a gods grace to meet Dr.Indu Madhusudhan, our life has changed completly because of her advices, I am conceived now and expecting a baby in few days. She is extremely patient friendly, polite and smiling in addressing all our concerns. More to it she also made us feel comfortable in communicating freely during the appointments. I would say she is one of the top most gynaecologist with impeccable knowledge. Thank you mam for utmost care and advices.
Suseela kurakula
Suseela kurakula
2022-12-24
Very good consultation…and preferable
vinutha prabhakar
vinutha prabhakar
2022-10-17
I have known Dr.Indu for over a year now. She is extremely kind and helpful. Patiently addressed all our concerns. She has such a positive aura which is calming. She has been of great support in my pregnancy journey! I am so glad to have consulted her. Thank you, Doctor.
Srujana Banjagere
Srujana Banjagere
2022-09-07
Extremely kind and empathetic. carefully investigates your entire history and explains the options available. Doctor is very transparent and knowledgeable. She also has a soothing aura. Definitely recommend to anyone trying for a baby.
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sonali manure
2022-05-17
Doctor is very professional and friendly. I am so grateful to have met her. 🙂🙏
Pratibha Kulkarni
Pratibha Kulkarni
2021-11-13
We are thankful to Dr.Indu for always being there for us. Throughout our infertility journey she gave us hope and encouraged us to not give up. We really appreciate her knowledge, friendliness and frankness. Her calm demeanour and constant guidance helped us keep calm through our challenging pregnancy and emergency c-section. She has not just been our doctor but also a friend and a guide.

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