If you are having difficulties with fertility or have had recurrent miscarriages you may be wondering what is going on. Often times, a chromosome analysis test can help you determine the underlying factors of infertility. This test analyzes and evaluates the chromosomes that you pass along to your baby during fertilization. Sometimes problems with a couple's chromosomes can cause a variety of fertility issues.
Genetic counselling helps individuals and families understand and cope with genetic conditions, and find out about various options such as tests and resources available.
In Canada, approximately one in eight couples experiences infertility, some of which are due to an underlying genetic condition. You can be referred to a genetic counsellor if you're having concerns about a genetic condition or birth defect difficulty in themselves.
Preimplantation genetic testing is used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy. This procedure is performed when one or both genetic parents has a known genetic abnormality and testing is done on an embryo to determine if it also carries a genetic abnormality