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Genetic Testing near Farmington CT

Genetic testing is an important step in the IVF process. Fertility specialists at Center for Advanced Reproductive Services use genetic testing to ensure that you have the best success with your pregnancy as possible. Our locations near Farmington, Connecticut, offer genetic testing, so you can come to the office that’s most convenient for you.  

Genetic Carrier Screening 

An important genetic testing option when family planning is genetic carrier screening. This form of genetic testing provides you with information about the risk that you may have a child with a genetic disorder.  

Comprehensive genetic carrier screenings let you know if you or you are a “carrier” of a genetic disorder. The screening tests cover over 100 genetic disorders, from spinal muscular atrophy to cystic fibrosis. Your fertility specialist will likely recommend these screening tests for both parents.  

Genetic carrier testing gives you and your fertility specialist more knowledge. If both parents are carriers of a genetic condition, your fertility specialist can discuss what this may mean for your child and your options moving forward. 

Preimplantation Genetic Testing 

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is commonly used to determine which embryo has the best chance of success during IVF. Our state-of-the-art facilities are capable of PGT testing and IVF, so you can complete your fertility and pregnancy journey with a fertility specialist you are familiar and comfortable with.  

There are a few types of PGT testing, such as: 

PGT-A (Aneuploidies) checks for the chromosomal abnormalities of an embryo. If an embryo is missing or has a few extra chromosomes, it can affect the ability of the embryo to implant correctly, often resulting in failed implantation or miscarriage. 

PGT-M (Monogenic/Single-Gene Disorders) is used when a patient has increased risks for specific genetic conditions controlled by a single gene, such as Huntington’s or sickle-cell disease. 

PGT-SR (Chromosomal Structural Rearrangements) is performed when one or both partners have a rearrangement of chromosomes. It also looks for these specific inherited abnormalities to determine if an embryo may develop them.  

Your fertility specialist will provide you with genetic counseling and provide you with the knowledge to understand your embryos’ genetic testing results and next steps.  

What Happens After Genetic Testing is Complete? 

Once genetic testing is complete, they will be analyzed. Your fertility specialist will contact you when your testing has been completed, and they have the results. We will review them with you so you understand all the information your genetic testing has provided. You are welcome to ask any questions you may have about your results.  

As our IVF lab completes the PGT testing for your embryos, they will grade the embryos to ensure the healthiest one is transferred into the uterus for implantation. This helps increase the chances of a successful pregnancy and reduce potential health issues for you during your pregnancy and your baby.  

Schedule Genetic Testing near Farmington CT  

If you’re ready to begin the genetic testing process as part of growing your family, you can do so at The Center. Our team will walk you through the process so you know what to expect and ensure you have all the information to move forward and grow your family.   

Contact us to schedule a genetic testing appointment at our Farmington, CT, location today. 

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