Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

When you decide to come to Panama Fertility for your fertility treatment, we use every advance in reproductive technology to help you to conceive.

Why is it recommended?

At Panama Fertility Clinic we care about your baby's future health before conception. Preimplantation genetic testing can be used to analyze chromosome number abnormalities (PGT-A), monogenic abnormalities (PGT-M), or chromosomal rearrangements (PGT-SR), among other disorders.

Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploides (PGT-A)

Formerly PGS. This procedure is an add-on to your IVF cycle. Prior to embryo transfer, a small number of cells are removed from the embryo. The embryo would have been created either in vitro (in glass) fertilization (IVF) or through intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) in our laboratory. The DNA of these cells is then screened for any chromosomal defects. This greatly improves your chance of successful IVF when only embryos with no chromosomal defects are implanted.

Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic Defects (PGT-M)

This procedure is more recently referred to as PGD. In this process, the embryo’s genes and or chromosomes are tested specifically looking for a genetic condition or inherited disease. Even if you do not suffer with fertility problems, this procedure may prevent a serious genetic disease and can be performed on embryos that have been created in our laboratory through IVF or ICSI. This gives you peace of mind that any family condition will not be passed on to your child as we will only implant embryos that are free from the specific condition.

Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing for Structural Chromosomal Rearrangements (PGT-SR)

This procedure detects chromosomal rearrangements that may be inherited. This prevents passing an incorrect number of chromosomes to your child. 

You may opt for this genetic test if you have had a previous child or fetal loss that was determined to have a chromosomal rearrangement or if you or your partner has a chromosomal rearrangement.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any doubts or questions about our Pre-Implantation Genetic Tests (PGT)? Find answers to your questions in this section.

What is Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidy (PGT-A)?

PGT-A is a diagnostic test performed during IVF that screens embryos for chromosomal abnormalities. It helps identify embryos with the correct number of chromosomes, increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy and reducing the risk of genetic disorders.

Why is PGT-A important for IVF patients?

PGT-A offers several benefits to IVF patients. It allows us to select embryos with a higher likelihood of implantation and reduces the risk of miscarriage. By choosing PGT-A, you can increase your chances of a successful pregnancy and have peace of mind about the genetic health of your future child.

What sets Panama Fertility apart in offering PGT-A services?

At Panama Fertility, we proudly provide state-of-the-art PGT-A services. Our experienced team of fertility specialists utilizes advanced technologies to ensure accurate and reliable results. With our success rates consistently surpassing the regional average by 30%, you can trust that you are in the hands of skilled professionals dedicated to your reproductive success.

How does PGT-A at Panama Fertility contribute to a personalized treatment plan?

We believe in a customized approach to fertility treatments. By incorporating PGT-A into your IVF journey at Panama Fertility, we can tailor your treatment plan based on the specific genetic needs of you and your partner. This ensures a higher chance of a successful pregnancy and a healthier baby.

Does PGT-A increase the overall cost of IVF treatment?

While PGT-A does add cost to the IVF process, it can provide long-term cost savings. By selecting embryos with a higher chance of successful implantation, you can reduce the number of IVF cycles needed to achieve pregnancy. At Panama Fertility, we offer transparent pricing and flexible financing options to make PGT-A and IVF treatments more accessible and affordable for our patients.

Can PGT-A help reduce the risk of genetic disorders in my future child?

Yes, PGT-A can significantly reduce the risk of genetic disorders in your future child. We can identify and select genetically healthy embryos for transfer by screening embryos for chromosomal abnormalities. This greatly minimizes the chances of passing on genetic conditions and increases the likelihood of having a healthy baby.

At Panama Fertility, our team of experts is highly skilled in performing PGT-A with precision and accuracy. With 30 years of experience in reproductive medicine and a commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements, our clinic is dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Do you need more information?

Our team of fertility specialists are glad to answer all of your questions, and will review in detail your medical history to offer you personalized solutions. Do not hesitate to contact us, we are happy to help you to achieve parenthood.