Genetic Testing During Pregnancy
IVF Michigan Fertility Center offers two genetic testing services for pregnant women. The first, Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis (NIPT) prenatal test, is an additional screening tool for pregnant women to ensure the health of their baby through a non-invasive method at an earlier stage than was possible with conventional screening tools. The gender of the fetus may also be identified. The second test is a tool for women who are experiencing miscarriages and are interested in identifying the cause of the lost pregnancy by completing a chromosomal analysis of their Products of Conception (POC).
Products of Conception (POC):
Fetal loss is the most common pregnancy complication, occurring in 25-30% of recognized pregnancies. Chromosomal analysis on Products of Conception may help identify the cause of pregnancy loss and improve management of future pregnancies by considering assisted reproductive techniques and PGT to avoid the recurrence of miscarriages.