Genetic Testing

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Ovation Fertility Genetics helps intended parents become pregnant sooner and with better outcomes by performing genetic testing to determine conditions that could lead to infertility, pregnancy loss or abnormalities.

We operate sophisticated genetic testing labs in Nashville, Tennessee, and Las Vegas, Nevada, serving the United States and many foreign countries. Our knowledge is enhanced by our connection to a nationwide network of IVF labs and physician practices, providing access to some of the brightest minds in reproductive medicine.

We consider it a privilege to assist many of the country’s IVF labs and fertility specialists outside our Ovation Fertility network who have not been satisfied with their previous results. We can evaluate clinical protocols, troubleshoot issues and work with laboratory staff to suggest changes that lead to significant improvements in clinical outcomes for patients.

Preconception Carrier Screening

Ovation Fertility concurs with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ recommendation that every person planning a pregnancy should undergo genetic screening. This testing determines whether a prospective parent carries a preventable genetic disorder.

We can work with you to arrange preconception carrier screening that will help determine whether you or your partner has a defective gene that could affect your ability to have a healthy baby. This screening helps identify conditions such as cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, sickle cell disease, and Tay–Sachs disease, among many others. When the results warrant further action, a preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, can offer you peace of mind as we work with you to prevent the transmission of this condition to your offspring.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

In the case of genetic disorders in either or both parents, the physician may recommend in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Ovation Fertility laboratories use the most advanced embryo biopsy techniques so that intended parents can minimize the likelihood of passing along inheritable diseases. We can also guide patients to reputable resources to obtain donor eggs and/or sperm and third-party reproduction services.

Preimplantation Genetic Screening

Couples may try unsuccessfully for months, or even years, to conceive naturally – or even through IVF – without knowing why they continue to fail. Ovation Fertility Genetics offers patients preimplantation genetic screening, or PGS, which allows us to determine the chromosomal makeup of each embryo prior to its transfer into a woman’s uterus. PGS has been shown to maximize pregnancy rates and minimize miscarriage rates. It also enables physicians to transfer fewer embryos (reducing the risk of a multiple pregnancy) and eliminates the need for unnecessary transfers of embryos that are not viable. All of these factors help prospective parents become pregnant sooner and with less emotional turmoil.

PGS is especially useful and recommended in these conditions:

  • Advanced maternal age (generally 35 or older)
  • Repeated IVF failure
  • Previous delivery of a chromosomally abnormal child
  • Recurrent miscarriages
  • Unexplained infertility

Knowing that an embryo has the correct number of chromosomes allows clinicians to select a healthy embryo to transfer into the woman’s uterus, producing excellent success rates.

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Contact us for more information about how Ovation Fertility Genetics can help you make the best plan for your future family by knowing in advance about your reproductive health. We’re here to help every step of the way.

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Amy Jones, MS Discusses Why a Patient Should Use PGS