Conceive NJ goes the extra mile with karyotype testing
At Conceive NJ we obtain a karyotype on patients as part of their initial testing and work up. Studies demonstrate that there is a higher rate of chromosome abnormalities in those experiencing fertility problems compared to the general population.
A karyotype is a picture of all the chromosomes in a cell. Chromosomes are structures that contain DNA, which is the genetic material that determines our traits. Karyotyping can be used to identify chromosomal abnormalities, which can cause infertility or birth defects.
In couples who are experiencing infertility, obtaining both female and male karyotypes is an important part of the diagnostic work up. This is because chromosomal abnormalities can occur in either partner, and both partners may need to be tested in order to determine the cause of the infertility, such as male factor and low sperm counts or recurrent miscarriages.
If chromosomal abnormality is detected
If a chromosomal abnormality is detected in either partner, the couple may be able to pursue fertility treatments that can help them have a healthy child. For example, if either partner has a chromosomal abnormality, they may be able to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) with preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). PGT is a procedure that can be used to select embryos that do not have the chromosomal abnormality.
Obtaining both female and male karyotypes is an important part of the fertility diagnostic work up. By testing both partners, couples can get the information they need to make informed decisions about their fertility and their future.
Benefits of karyotypes fertility testing
Here are some of the benefits of obtaining both female and male karyotypes:
- It can help to identify the cause of infertility or recurrent miscarriages.
- It can help to determine the risk of having a child with a chromosomal abnormality.
- It can help couples to make informed decisions about their fertility treatment options.
Contact us today to schedule a genetic testing appointment.