Genetic Testing

Your options for genetic testing alongside your reproductive journey

Melbourne IVF offers an internationally recognised genetics program, managed by one of Australia’s leading genetics laboratories, Virtus Genetics.

Passing on genetic disorders can be a concern if you are trying to conceive. At Melbourne IVF, part of Virtus Diagnostics, you will have access to world leading preconception screening and genetic testing.

Genetic testing of embryos at Melbourne IVF helps couples wishing to avoid the transmission of a known genetic condition (PGD) and Embryo Screening can help women experiencing recurrent miscarriage or IVF failure.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) - more commonly known as Preimplantation Genetic Testing are highly sophisticated scientific techniques developed to test embryos for specific genetic or chromosomal variations prior to implantation and pregnancy.

Our internationally recognised embryo screening programme (also known as PGT-A) at Melbourne IVF continues to be a leader in the development of PGT-A  in Australia. Melbourne IVF East Melbourne laboratory by one of the most scientifically advanced and highly regarded Preimplantation genetics teams in the world.

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Pre-conception genetic screening allows you to make informed choices as you grow your family. Genetic carrier screening is recommended if you are starting to try to conceive and can also be completed in early pregnancy. Whether you want to know if you and partner are genetic carriers for certain conditions, or you’re looking to screen yourself individually for peace of mind there are a range of screening options to help you understand any chance.

Embryo Screening (PGT-A) involves screening of all 24 chromosomes in a developing embryo prior to implantation in an IVF cycle.

PGT with Karyomapping is a highly sophisticated scientific technique to test embryos for the presence of a single gene disorder.

Preconception screening enables you to see whether you are at risk of having a baby with a genetic disorder before you get pregnant.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) using the Panorama Test is available for women who are at least 9 weeks pregnant.

Melbourne IVF CF screening program provides a fast result following a simple blood test of one partner.

Genetic testing of embryos (PGT & Embryo Screening)

For more information about Embryo ScreeningPreimplantation Genetic Testing or any genetic screening at Melbourne IVF, please contact us on 1800 111 483 or fill in the form below.