Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
Preimplantation genetic testing screens for genetic disorders and abnormalities and increases your chances of successfully conceiving a healthy baby.
For your peace of mind.
To increase your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby free from genetic diseases and chromosome disorders, we offer Preimplantation Genetic Testing to be used in conjunction with IVF treatment.
The possibility of having a baby with a genetic condition such as Down syndrome or chromosome abnormality that can cause miscarriage, increases with age.
Alternatively, if you’re a carrier of a genetic disorder, there is a risk it can be passed on to your baby or affect your ability to conceive.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing resolves these challenges, preventing the transmission of genetic diseases and chromosome abnormalities.
How it works
Preimplantation Genetic Testing screens for genetic conditions and allows us to choose the healthiest embryo for implantation. While traditional forms of IVF can lead to multiple pregnancies, such as twins or even triplets, Preimplantation Genetic Testing enables us to transfer a single embryo, helping you conceive one child at a time.
There are two forms of Preimplantation Genetic Testing called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS).
If you have a known genetic condition such as Thalassemia or haemophilia, you may consider PGD. PGD at Sunfert International uses the advance genetic technique called Karyomapping to select embryos free from genetic abnormalities so you can have a healthy baby.
We are particularly passionate about screening for Thalassemia, a serious blood condition in which one in 20 Malaysians are carriers, mainly of Chinese descent. When both parents are carriers, there is a 25% the child will have major Thalassemia. PGD stops the Thalassemia gene from being passed onto subsequent generations.
PGS is a technique we use as part of our NextGen IVF treatment to ensure that your embryos have the correct number of chromosomes to improve your chances of a successful pregnancy and having a healthy baby.
Statistics show that 1 in 5 pregnancies end in miscarriage and more than 50% are due to chromosomal abnormalities. Chromosomal abnormalities also cause genetic conditions such as Down syndrome, Edward Syndrome, Patau Syndrome, Turner Syndrome and any sex-linked diseases.
PGS allows us to screen, select and transfer the strongest embryo free from Chromosomal abnormalities. It prevents multiple pregnancies as we are able to transfer a single embryo with the best chance of implantation, rather than transferring multiple embryos of varying quality.
For this reason, we recommend NextGen IVF for older couples, couples with a history of miscarriage or failed IVF, or couples who want to avoid multiple pregnancies while improving chances of success.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening involves a biopsy of a small number of cells from each of your embryos to test for genetic disorders using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology.
We are among the first in Malaysia to offer this technology, resulting in the first baby born following NGS.
NGS provides an accurate screening of all 24 chromosomes. It’s one of the quickest sequencing technologies available, making it the cheaper option without compromising quality or sensitivity.