Genetic Testing


Introduction

We have the highly skilled fertility doctor and the very experienced senior embryologist who has established the very reliable blastocyst biopsy technology for the benefit of our patients.

IVF (In vitro fertilisation), also called test tube baby, is an advanced method for helping infertile couple to have a baby. The success of IVF depends on female partner’s age and the experience of the clinical professionals. As all we know, women’s fertility goes down when they are getting older. Especially when the age beyonds 35, the fertility drops dramatically; when beyonds 40, the chance of getting pregnant is very low; and when beyond 45, there is almost no chance to get pregnant with own eggs. 

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is an advanced technology to test the genetics to the embryos before they are put back to the uterus. Only the genetic normal embryos are transferred for the best chance of success. 

Both the clinicians and embryologists’s experience is extremely important for maximasing the chance of your success. The clinician is responsible for making the right treatment plan and stimulate your ovaries to produce a lot of eggs with good quality. The embryologists are responsible for fertilising the eggs with either partner’s or donor sperm and culture them to the best quality embryos in the laboratory. Then the experienced embryologist performs biopsy to the embryos and send the sample to the genetic laboratory for testing. 

For the best care of the chance of your success, we let you only consult the doctors with over 30 years’ practicing experience in the field and the embryologists with well proven embryology skills and a lot of success in the field. 

Once your cycle started, we will provide 7 days a week full support. You can contact us anytime from anywhere. We will never let you feel lonely or helpless during the treatment.

Genetic Testing Process

The whole genetic testing treatment cycle simply includes 5 steps, and takes around 4-6 weeks to complete:

Step 1 Initial Consultation: The first step is to book your appointment for an initial consultation with one of our most experienced fertility specialists to ask all questions and learn about your fertility before making adecision.

Step 2 Fertility Check-Up: Once you decide to go ahead, you can book an appointment to assess your fertility. During the appointment, you will be asked for an ultrasound scan to check your pelvic anatomy, notably your ovaries and uterus. You will also be asked to do some blood tests, includes hormone levels to assess your ovarian function. According to the results, our specialist will make a very personalized treatment plan for you for ovarian stimulation, to safely and effectively result in the best number of eggs. After this appointment our nursing team will help you to sign relevant consents as well as teach you the correct use of the prescribed medications. 

Step 3 Medication: When the consents are signed and you are ready, our nursing team will tell you to start medication to stimulate your ovaries over two weeks. During this time, you will need to visit clinic 3-5 times for scan and blood tests to monitor your progress and adjust your medication if necessary. Around 36 hours before egg collection, you will be asked to take a trigger injection to mature your eggs.

Step 4 Egg Collection: You will be sedated for 20-30 minutes while your eggs are collected by one of our fertility specialists. Most women find the procedure painless and no problem to return back to normal life next day. We would advise you that you should have someone to accompany you home after egg collection.

Step 5 Embryology Process: After egg collection, eggs will be fertilized with partner or donor sperm using IVF or ICSI technology depending on the sperm quality. All fertilized eggs will be cultured in the laboratory for 5 or 6 days till blastocyst stage. All usable blastocysts will be biopsied. Then blastocysts will be frozen using our best vitrification technology and stored under -196 degree liquid nitrogen. The biopsied samples will be sent to genetic lab for genetic testing. Usually the results will come back within 2-3 weeks. All the embryology process of your treatment will be done by our most experienced embryologist, who will give you the best chance of success.

Why Us

West Fertility Clinic is a highly professional clinical associates in the field of fertility: a premier service gives you direct access to experienced and highly skilled fertility experts to make your treatment as personalised and successful as possible. We use the modern communication technologies to let you easily keep connection with us. Once you started your cycle, you can have unlimited access to our professional advice in both clinical and scientific aspects. You can reach us anytime anywhere. 

We commit to providing the top quality services to all of our patients from the beginning till the end of your treatments. The doctor you see is the highly skilled fertility expert with over 30 years’ experience in fertility; The consultant embryologist you talk with is the very experienced senior embryologist with a lot of success in the field. 

We aim to provide the best fertility services in the aspects of not only the technologies but also the customer service. We treat your suggestions or advices as the most valuable treasures to us. Anytime during your treatment or even not in the treatment, please feel free to leave your feedback or review on our google page: g.page/westfertilityclinic.

Due to the Covid-19, we consult all our patients via zoom online meeting or occasionally in the Harley Street. Scans can be done at several locations on request. Theatre and laboratory processes will be performed at the premises of Fertility and Gynaecology Academy (Licensed by HFEA) located in the Wimpole Street. All treatments are carried out under the named doctor’s own license.


If you have any enquiries or want to book an appointment, please contact us via online chat, online form, or email. You can dial 02084873801 to speak to us directly. We would be very happy to assist you at any stage.