NEXTCLINIC IVF Zentren Prof. Zech - Bregenz

Genetics

Genetics in the context of Fertility Treatment

If certain requirements are met, couples may use PGD (Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis) or PGS (Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening) as part of IVF treatment (new terminology used internationally: PGT-A, PGT-M, PGT-SR).
Thanks to these advanced techniques of genetic analysis, we are now able to screen oocytes or embryos prior to embryo transfer in order to diagnose or to rule out the presence of a genetic disorder. Genetic testing is aimed at increasing the infertile couple's individual chances of achieving a successful pregnancy and the birth of a healthy child. All details regarding medical indications, legal requirements, the course of the treatment as well as potential risks have to be discussed and clarified during a personal medical consultation.

Dr. Maximilian Murtinger

Medical Director and CEO
NEXTCLINIC IVF Zentren Prof. Zech – Bregenz

Guided by high medical and ethical principles, we attach great importance to situation-oriented advice and information as well as to safe diagnostic and therapeutic options - starting with the clarification of the causes, through the use of optimized stimulation protocols and embryo culture techniques, to advanced techniques of genetic analysis. With more than 20 years of experience in the area of genetic diagnosis used in conjunction with medically assisted reproduction, at our IVF Centers we can rely on profound scientific and practical expertise.

In what situation may genetic analysis be helpfull during fertility treatment?

Personal and/or family history

Couples at high risk of passing on a serious genetic condition to their offspring.
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Recurrent
miscarriages

The spontaneous loss of three or more consecutive pregnancies may result from genetic causes.
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Multiple failed
IVF cycles

When a couple has made several attempts at IVF treatment that so far have failed to produce the desired pregnancy.
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Examples of medical purposes that allow for the use of genetic testing in conjunction with IVF treatment. The range of possible indications may vary depending on the legal situation of the respective country.