What To Do With My Frozen Specimens?
Having enough frozen specimens to complete your IVF cycles is a positive thing. Not all patients are able to produce or purchase the specimens they need to […]
A Brief History of Carrier Screening and Implications for a PGT-M Referral
Pan-ethnic carrier screening is replacing ethnicity-based carrier screening for single gene disorders For 50 years, identifying heterozygotes has made possible prevention of selected autosomal recessive disorders. If […]
Genetic Carrier Screening and Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis Extends to Adult Onset Disorders
Screening is now pan-ethnic, and uses DNA platforms. Couples of mixed ethnicities are screened without regard to specific ethnicity. Over 400 disorders can be screened, identifying approximately 2% at-risk couples.
The Blastocyst Biopsy
In the world of Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT), we begin with an embryo biopsy. The quality of the biopsy is not always the same, in order to […]
Decreasing the Twin Rates in Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)
RGI recommends Preimplantation Genetic Testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A). Biopsy of a 5-6 day blastocyst can be performed before or after cryopreservation . PGT-A will reveal the chromosomal status of each embryo, allowing a single euploid embryo to be selected.
PGT for Inherited Heart Disease
According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. We all know our family medical history is very important. We know […]