IVF Genetic Testing of Embryos
With the IVF procedure, it is possible to test the genetics of embryos. This is done by taking a biopsy. A small sample of cells is taken from the embryo and evaluated using the genetic information from the cells.
Embryo genetic testing gives us additional information on the health of the embryo. This testing is most commonly performed to tell us how many chromosomes an embryo has. Additional testing can be performed to screen embryos for specific diseases, which may be indicated based on a patient’s history.