In carriers of genetic disorders, preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a diagnosis method of an inherited condition on the embryo during an IVF treatment, before they are implanted in the womb. It allows selecting and transferring to the patient only the embryos that are free from a specific inherited disorder.
Only when the genetic disease or chromosomal rearrangement is identified and fully characterized in the family, the PGT-M or PGT-SR can be offered.
Couples at risk of transmitting an inherited disease to their offspring. PGT helps these couples identify embryos carrying the specific genetic disease (PGT-M) or a chromosome abnormality (PGT-SR). This method can be used to screen embryos in families affected by: