Monash IVF Group
is committed to the Next Generation
Sequencing (NGS) technology

Monash IVF offers the latest advance in preimplantation genetic testing (available through Monash IVF KPJ Johor Fertility Centre at KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital).

What is Genetic Testing for IVF?
Genetic screening of embryos in IVF is known as pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT). Embryos are tested before being implanted to detect issues with chromosomes or genes.

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Preimplantation Genetic
Testing for Aneuploidy

Embryos may look ‘normal’ under the lab microscope, but even those that grow to blastocyst stage (day 5-6) might not have the right number of chromosomes*.

Genetic testing like PGT-A (formally known as PGS) of embryos during IVF can help:

  • Couples suffering recurrent miscarriage
  • Women over 35 years of age
  • Couples with a family history of chromosomal disorders
  • If you’ve had unsuccessful IVF cycles.

Aneuploidy testing lets us handpick embryos with the correct number of chromosomes. Our scientists carefully remove some blastomeres (embryonic cells) on day five of your embryo’s development. These cells will be tested. Only embryos with the potential to result in a healthy baby are transferred, so the number of treatment cycles needed for a successful ongoing pregnancy can be significantly reduced.

** PGT-A testing is optional, an additional part of the IVF cycle. Couples may consult with one of our specialist to learn more about their options and our prices.

* Aneuploidy is the presence of an abnormal number of chromosomes in a cell. An extra or missing chromosome is a common cause of some genetic disorders.

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