Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is a process to genetically test embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before they are transferred into the uterus.

Genetic counselling

Why do you need genetic counselling for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) now known as SELECT PGT-M?
Partners or Couples who are aware of their risk of passing on an inherited disease to their children may be more familiar and aware of genetic counselling; however, those who are opting for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) now SELECT PGT-M along with IVF need some guidance and assistance from a genetic counsellor.

You need to understand the mutation that the genetic test will be screening for and whether the same can be diagnosed and reported effectively or not, since only a few heritable diseases have DNA probes. The genetic diagnosis can also help in detecting chromosomal abnormalities and gene defects. As a patient undergoing IVF, our team of genetic counsellors will help you understand the differences and implications of the tests and results on your treatment and fertility journey.

Who are genetic counsellors?
Genetic Counsellors are specialized healthcare professions certified to practice in several subspecialty areas of genetics including assisted reproduction technologies, infertility genetics, and prenatal diagnosis. They will help you understand the complex Preimplantation Genetic Diagnostic Tests – the need, process, procedure, results, and implications on your IVF cycle and fertility journey. They will help you make an informed decision for these tests. The genetic counsellors will also act as a link between your fertility specialist, IVF expert, PGT laboratory, and you.

What can I expect during a genetic counselling session?
There are two main objectives during a counselling session:

  • Review of your family history: The genetic counsellor will develop a three-generation family tree to identify your genetic risks. This will help ascertain if additional tests are needed. The team may request additional medical records to support their assessments.
  • Informed consent: The genetic counsellor will have a detailed discussion on the PGT test recommended to you. The discussion is to support your understanding and address your apprehensions. The discussion will include information on the process, cost, risks, limitations, outcomes, and implications on your fertility journey. You will be provided a consent form, which you will be expected to sign only after you are satisfied with the details shared with you. In case of complex IVF procedures, your genetic counsellor may also discuss additional tests that may be required along with SELECT PGT-M.

Genetic counselling at Reprobiogen

To support its pre-implantation genetic diagnosis program, Reprobiogen provides a comprehensive plan for genetic counselling. Our team of counsellors is board-certified to provide you the best guidance and support you in your fertility journey.

Available and

30-60 minute

Virtual - Phone
and video

- Start to Finish

Detailed summary
and analysis
of session

Link between your
fertility specialist,
IVF expert, PGT
laboratory and you