Reproductive Genetics at Viafet
Completing genetic testing during an IVF cycle provides a wealth of information about each embryo before transferring to the uterus. With over 15 years of experience in Reproductive Genetics during which over 15,000 samples have been tested, Viafet specialises in aneuploidy screening of embryos through Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis of a Single Gene Disorder .
During your IVF cycle, following Egg Retrieval (OPU), when the egg and the sperm have fertilised to form an embryo, a single cell or cells are taken from each embryo to be tested at Viafet. The Embryo Transfer takes place after the results of your genetic testing are released, allowing you to help prevent trisomies, such as Down syndrome, or the passing on of an inherited genetic disease.
The following genetic tests are possible during your IVF cycle:
- PGS 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening (includes gender identification)
- PGS 5-chromosome aneuploidy screening (includes gender identification)
- PGD for Single Gene Disorders to avoid passing on hereditary disease (may be completed with 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening and/or HLA Matching)
- PGD for balanced translocations or inversions , includes 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening
The goal of both PGS and PGD testing is to help in selecting the embryos that are most likely to result in a healthy pregnancy. If you have any questions about which genetic test is right for you and your partner, contact Viafet today to speak with a genetic counselor. With locations in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Australia, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and more locations coming soon, Viafet's services are available to a wide network of clinicians and patients