The HYGEIA IVF Embryogenesis Unit has a successful preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) program, a procedure that aims to transfer only healthy embryos, free of hereditary defects or chromosomal abnormalities, in cases where there is an increased risk of such conditions. PGT is performed as part of an IVF cycle and the embryos are cultured to the blastocyst stage (usually), which is when their biopsy is performed. Using a special laser system, an opening is made in the fetal area where a few cells are taken from, which are then sent for testing. According to the newly established terminology, PGT is divided into:
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