Spectrum, Natera Preimplantation Genetics (PGS/PGD)

Proven to help
improve IVF success

Proven to help
improve IVF success

Proven to help
improve IVF success

Proven to help
improve IVF success

Proven to help
improve IVF success

What is Spectrum®?

Spectrum preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) evaluates embryos for extra or missing chromosomes. PGT-A is an option for any in vitro fertilization (IVF) patient. Spectrum preimplatation genetic testing for single gene conditions (PGT-M) tests embryos for inherited familial mutations.

 

Why use preimplantation testing?

Spectrum can improve the chance of a successful pregnancy while reducing the chance of miscarriage or of having a child with a chromosome condition. Spectrum can help identify the healthiest embryos during an IVF cycle.

 

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Why use preimplantation testing?

Spectrum can improve the chance of a successful pregnancy while reducing the chance of miscarriage or of having a child with a chromosome condition. Spectrum can help identify the healthiest embryos during an IVF cycle.

 

Download Brochure

Why use preimplantation testing?

Spectrum can improve the chance of a successful pregnancy while reducing the chance of miscarriage or of having a child with a chromosome condition. Spectrum can help identify the healthiest embryos during an IVF cycle.

 

Download Brochure

Why use preimplantation testing?

Spectrum can improve the chance of a successful pregnancy while reducing the chance of miscarriage or of having a child with a chromosome condition. Spectrum can help identify the healthiest embryos during an IVF cycle.

 

Download Brochure

Spectrum PGS what does it screen for article

Testing for many possibilities

24-chromosome preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A)

PGT-A evaluates the number of chromosomes in embryos created using IVF. Embryos with the normal number of chromosomes have a better chance of implanting and developing into a healthy pregnancy.

Preimplantation genetic testing for single gene conditions (PGT-M)

PGT-M testing can be performed as part of an IVF cycle. Available for couples identified as at-risk of having a child with a specific genetic dis­order, PGT-M predicts which embryos are affected or unaffected with specific genetic disorders. Couples can then use this information to select which embryos are transferred. Spectrum's single-gene PGT-M testing is performed concurrently with 24-chromosome PGT-A on a single embryo sample.

Preimplantation genetic testing for structural rearrangements (PGT-SR)

PGT-SR testing for inherited translocations or inversions can be performed as part of an IVF cycle. A person who carries a balanced chromosomal rearrangement may have an increased risk of passing on too little or too much genetic information to the embryo, possibly causing miscarriage, birth defects, or learning disabilities. Embryos can be tested for extra or missing chromosome pieces. Embryos with normal or balanced chromosome results are selected for transfer to the mother’s uterus.

 

Why choose Spectrum?

Spectrum supports you by offering:

  • calculated accuracy that is greater than 99%.
  • screening for all chromosomes.
  • screening for haploidy, triploidy, and uniparental disomy (UPD).
  • PGT-A testing that can determine whether a chromosome abnormality originated from the mother or the father.
  • single-gene PGT-M testing includes 24-chromosome PGT-A testing.
  • detection of DNA contamination and confirmation of parentage.

The Spectrum process

Spectrum is used in conjunction with an IVF cycle. Embryos remain on-site at the patient’s IVF center. Cells are removed from an embryo and sent to Natera for genetic analysis. The following steps are included in the Spectrum process:

  1. A personalized IVF cycle is planned and where eggs are fertilized and allowed to grow and develop into embryos.
  2. Embryo biopsy are removed from each of the developing embryos.— a few cells from each of the developing embryos.
  3. Each embryo is cryopreserved while biopsy samples are shipped to Natera.
  4. Spectrum results are returned to the IVF center and analyzed by Natera scientists..
  5. Your physician determines which embryo (if any) is optimal for transfer to the uterus.sfgate
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