Empowering informed choices

“For us, PGS was transformative. It gave us hope and it gave us a child.”
– Helen and Louis*
 

Preconception & Infertility Genetic Screening

Preconception, IVF, and Preimplantation Genetic Screening

Advancing breakthroughs with genomic solutions in preconception and fertility.

We believe making informed choices about a family’s reproductive health starts with preconception genetic screening. Through preconception testing, parents-to-be may determine if they’re at risk to pass on a genetic condition to their children. The Illumina preconception portfolio for prospective parents currently includes the Cystic Fibrosis 139-Variant Assay, an FDA-cleared in vitro diagnostic which has intended uses that include carrier screening of adults of reproductive age.

For couples that experience infertility, such as difficulty conceiving or recurrent pregnancy loss, chromosomal abnormalities may be a contributing factor. There are 2 primary options for preimplantation genetic testing of embryos during IVF: preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). PGS screens embryos for aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, to enhance the chances of a successful IVF pregnancy. PGD is used to assess embryos to help prevent the transmission of an inherited genetic condition to a child.

PGS and PGD Success Stories

A PGS success story

Louis and Helen share how PGS helped realize their dreams of having a baby after 6 years of unexplained infertility.

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A PGD success story

See how PGD helped Katie have a healthy baby boy with her husband, who suffered from ALS.

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Improving IVF Implantation Success Rates

Learn more about our preconception and fertility solutions by selecting an option below.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening

Screen embryos to help select those with the best chance of leading to IVF success.

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Assess embryos to help prevent the transmission of an inherited genetic disorder.

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*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the family.