Genetic Testing You Can Trust
Ovation Genetics’ national network of genetics laboratories helps hopeful parents get pregnant faster and have healthier babies by identifying genetic conditions that could lead to infertility, pregnancy loss or genetic illnesses in children.
Using the most advanced technology available, Ovation Genetics provides genetic testing for carrier screening and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) to fertility centers across the United States and around the world, backed by an unprecedented level of patient and customer support. Ovation continues to raise the bar for the science of IVF, in partnership with our collaborative of IVF laboratories and affiliated practices that includes many of the brightest minds and leaders in reproductive medicine.
Preconception Carrier Screening
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) recommends that everyone planning a pregnancy have preconception carrier screening. This type of genetic testing can help determine whether a you or your partner are carriers and are at risk of passing on a preventable genetic condition.
Ovation Carrier Screening analyzes your DNA to determine whether you carry any of 185 genetic abnormalities that can lead to serious genetic conditions in your children. This valuable screening helps identify conditions such as cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, sickle cell anemia and Tay-Sachs, among many others.
You and your fertility specialist will receive a detailed, easy-to-read report that outlines your results, and you’ll also be eligible to receive a one-on-one consult with one of our board certified genetic counselors to help you better understand your risk and plan your next steps.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing
Ovation Genetics’ national network of genetics laboratories also provides PGT, a type of genetic testing that determines the chromosomal makeup of embryos created through IVF. If you are found to have an increased risk of having a child with a genetic condition, your fertility specialist may recommend IVF with preimplantation genetic testing (PGT-M) to identify which of your embryos to transfer to reduce your risk and give you the highest likelihood of having a healthy baby.
By selecting embryos to transfer with the correct number of chromosomes, you can significantly increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby. PGT, which is sometimes called preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), has been proven to improve pregnancy rates and reduce the chance of miscarriage, and it can also unlock the mystery of unexplained infertility, recurrent miscarriages and failed IVF cycles.
PGT analyzes the 23 pairs of chromosomes within individual cells from each embryo. Embryos with a normal number of chromosomes are called “euploid” and are most likely to result in a successful pregnancy. Those with abnormal chromosome composition are called aneuploid, and are most likely to either not implant or result in a baby with a genetic condition, such as Down syndrome.
In addition to identifying the chromosomal makeup and sex of each embryo, PGT gives your physician a valuable tool to increase the chances of success with an elective single embryo transfer (eSET). Transferring one euploid embryo reduces the risk of multiples and helps reduce the emotional, financial and health risks of transferring untested embryos that may appear “normal” from a subjective visual interpretation.
PGT is a valuable test for all hopeful parents using IVF to conceive and is especially useful and highly recommended for certain groups of patients, such as those with:
- Advanced maternal age (35 years or older)
- Previous IVF failure
- A previous child with a genetic condition
- A history of recurrent miscarriages
- Unexplained infertility
To learn more about how Ovation Genetics can help you plan your future family, please contact us for more information.