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PGT-M Testing

Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT-M) allows us to test embryos before transfer for known single gene conditions

For people who know they are at increased risk of passing on a specific genetic condition, PGT-M, or (Preimplantation Genetic Testing for monogenic / single gene disorders), can be performed prior to pregnancy to greatly reduce the risk of passing the genetic condition to an affected child.

PGT-M is appropriate for people who are at high-risk of passing on a specific single gene disorder

Could PGT-M be helpful for me?

The PGT-M Process

Prospective parents speak with a genetic counsellor and discuss if additional genetic testing of the couple or other family members is required.

The PGT-M lab designs a test unique to you.

You will have IVF treatment, Care will collect and fertilise your eggs and incubate your embryos.

One of our team of highly skilled embryologists will carefully removes a small cell sample from each of your embryos when they have developed for 5 or 6 days.

Care will freeze your embryos while PGT-M testing takes place. Your embryo samples are sent to the PGT-M laboratory, testing is performed, and results are given to your genetics team at Care.

One of your embryos which has been identified as being free of the genetic condition will be transferred. Your remaining embryos can be frozen for future use.

What conditions can PGT-M test for?

Your next step

If you are eligible for NHS funded treatment – please contact your local genetics service and request a referral to Care Fertility Nottingham.

If you are considering PGT privately funded treatment speak with your Insurance provider in the first instance as they may be able to provide more information about financial assistance.  You can contact our PGT team using the self-referral form, providing copies of genetic reports to allow our team to provide a swift answer to your enquiry.