We follow the latest scientific knowledge in the field and are one of the first to put it into practice.
PRECONCEPTION GENETIC TESTING
Preconception testing is performed before conceiving. It enables the analysis of the genetic compatibility of partners and helps to adjust the treatment specifically for the couple.
This genetic test is designed to detect hidden gene mutations in couples. The goal of such examination is to reduce the risk of birth of a child affected by the severe monogenic disease. Currently, we perform screening of 110 genes linked to clinically most relevant monogenic diseases.
PREIMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS
Preimplantation genetic testing is a method that allows the diagnosis and selection of a suitable embryo prior to its transfer into the uterus.
Liquid handling workstation Sciclone G3 NGS
To prepare sequencing libraries for preconception diagnostics and PGT-A, we use a modern automatic liquid handling workstation Sciclone G3 NGS, which not only significantly speeds up and simplifies the sample preparation process, but also helps us to achieve maximum accuracy and reliability of the whole process.
NON-INVASIVE PRE-IMPLANTATION SCREENING - EMBRYOSCREEN
Our genetic laboratory is the first and so far the only workplace in the Czech Republic that performs this method.
EmbryoScreen ranks embryos by quality and their risk of chromosomal aberration (aneuploidy). The embryo with the highest potential is then selected for introduction into the uterus. This will increase the chances of the embryo nesting and achieving pregnancy upon the first transfer.
For whom the method is suitable?
For couples who are not indicated for PGT but want to increase their chances of getting pregnant during the first transfer.
What is the difference between PGT and EmbryoScreen?
With EmbryoScreen, it is not necessary to perform a biopsy on the embryo as is the case with PGT. Instead, our laboratory only analyses the DNA that is spontaneously released when the embryos are cultured. However, EmbryoScreen is not a substitute for PGT. If you are indicated for PGT, it is always better to use this test.
We are both an IVF centre and a medical genetics clinic. Thanks to this, we know the needs of our customers well.
We have set up our approach and services in such a way so that we can precisely, while sensitively provide genetic examinations for several other clinics. The cooperation is set individually, but always without compromising the quality.