Testing for Abnormalities

Testing for Chromosomal Abnormalities

Many individuals are referred to Genesis Genetics for our expertise and state-of-the-art technology for Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS). PGS is a comprehensive analysis of all 24 chromosomes to evaluate if there are any gains or losses in the number of chromosomes.

Embryos that do not implant could be a result of an incorrect number of chromosomes.Digital illustration of a dna

These chromosomal abnormalities resulting in aneuploidy can lead to:

  • An extra copy of chromosome 21 (Down Syndrome)
  • An extra copy of chromosome 18 (Edwards Syndrome)
  • Recurrent miscarriages

PGS allows for testing of chromosomal abnormalities with the goal that normal embryos are chosen for transfer at a fertility center. Inherited genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis are not identified with PGS. However, Genesis Genetics does provide other testing methods to help identify embryos with certain inherited genetic disorder. What We Test For

With additional information about chromosomal abnormalities, you can help minimize the risks that are associated with the transfer of abnormal embryos. As the leader in pre-implantation genetic screening, the scientists at Genesis Genetics use Genesis-24 to determine the chromosome compliment in a single cell. Our scientists analyze the embryo samples through computer-generated genome maps and issue a genetic report to your IVF physician. If abnormal embryos are identified, your IVF physician will have this information prior to embryo transfer.

Learn More about Genesis Genetics

At Genesis Genetics, our goal is to reduce the amount of risk that is associated with abnormal chromosomes and help increase successful embryo implantation. Please continue to learn more about all of the testing that we offer through our other WebPages, or contact one of our experts at our laboratory.

About Us

Genesis Genetics is the pioneer of preimplantation testing of embryos for inherited genetic abnormalities, and was founded by world renowned scientists largely responsible for discovering preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) as a clinical practice and performed the first successful cases in the world.


Contact Genesis Genetics

London Biosciences Innovation Centre
London NW1 0NH
Phone: +44 (0)20 7691 2084
Email: ggeulab1@genesisgenetics.org
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