Embryo screening & genetic services

We offer pre-implantation genetic screening and diagnosis as part of our genetics programme. 

You’ll most likely be considering one of our genetic embryo screening services for one of two reasons: if you or your partner have a genetic illness or condition that you’re worried about passing to your children you may wish to consider PGD, or if you’re looking to try an additional procedure to improve your chances of success for your IVF treatment you may be interested in PGS.

How can CARE help with embryo screening?

How we help depends on the type of embryo screening you’re looking for. We offer two options: 

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) allows us to genetically test embryos and only transfer those that are genetically healthy. So, if you or your partner have a genetic illness or condition in your family and are worried about passing it on to your children, PGD could give you some peace of mind.  

Pre-implantation genetic screening 

Pioneered by our very own scientists, pre-implantation genetic screening – usually known as PGS – allows us to examine your embryos on a chromosomal level. By only keeping the embryos with the correct number of chromosomes for transfer, we hope to reduce the chances of miscarriage and improve your chance of success.

If you’re interested in either of our genetic procedures – even if you’re only just thinking about your first round of IVF treatment - your consultant will be able to help you decide whether they’re right for you.  

Janine Elson - Improving IVF with Genetic Screening

What should I do next?

Talk to CARE

If you would like to find out more about PGS or PGD, you can talk to one of our team about your options, there are lots of ways to get started:

  • Book in for a free 1-2-1
  • Book a consultation
  • Come to one of our clinic information events
  • Speak to your local clinic to find out more.

You can do all of the above through our contact form or by calling your local clinic. 

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Introduce yourself on our bulletin board and chat to some of our other patients. It can be really comforting to talk to others going through a similar experience, and they might have useful advice for those new to treatment.