WHAT IS Amfira PGT?

Amfira is a preimplantation genetic test (PGT) that can help you increase your chances of becoming pregnant and delivering a healthy baby. Amfira can be used during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycles to test embryos and detect which ones are chromosomally normal (euploid). Euploid embryos have the highest potential of resulting in a successful pregnancy and delivery of a healthy baby.

HOW DOES Amfira PGT HELP ME?

Chromosomal changes (aneuploidies) are the primary cause of miscarriages during pregnancy. Whole chromosome aneuploidies occur more frequently with increasing maternal age. Women over 35 years old generally have more difficulty conceiving, a higher risk of miscarriage and of having a baby with a chromosomal abnormality. However, other types of aneuploidies, like segmental changes or mosaicism (mix of normal and abnormal cells), can occur in women of all ages.

Euploid embryos have the best potential for implanting and leading to a healthy pregnancy, with as few IVF cycles as possible, as euploid embryos are preferentially transferred over others that may not have the same reproductive potential.

By identifying euploid embryos, Amfira PGT can help you take informed decisions about your pregnancy and optimize your chances of a successful and healthy live birth.

WHO SHOULD HAVE Amfira PGT?

Any individual or couple going through IVF
Any individual or couple with a history of unsuccessful fertility treatments
Women who have experienced at least one miscarriage
People with structural chromosomal rearrangements
Women who have experienced a previous pregnancy with a chromosomal aneuploidy
Women over 35 years of age

WHY SHOULD I ASK MY DOCTOR ABOUT Amfira PGT?

PGT cannot correct embryos with a chromosomal aneuploidy. It can only identify which embryos have aneuploidies and which don't. With Amfira PGT, your embryologist will confidently know which embryos are euploid and select them for transfer, which could:

  • Increase chances of a successful pregnancy
  • Increase chances of healthy live births
  • Lower miscarriage rate
  • Lead to safer pregnancies by promoting single embryo transfers (SET), thus avoiding complications of multiple pregnancy
  • Achieve a pregnancy earlier than in cycles without PGT

WHAT WILL Amfira PGT TELL ME?

Amfira will let you know whether your embryos are:

Euploid: An embryo which is chromosomally normal, having in total 46 chromosomes. Euploid embryos have the best chance of implantation, successful pregnancy and birth of a healthy baby.

Aneuploid: An embryo with additional or fewer chromosomes than the correct number. Depending on whether a whole chromosome is missing or is extra, or just a part of it (segmental aneuploidy), the survival, implantation rate, risk of miscarriage and the health of the baby are affected.

Mosaic: An embryo which has the correct number of chromosomes in some of its cells, and an incorrect number of chromosomes in others. Your fertility team may choose to implant a mosaic embryo, depending on the chromosome affected by mosaicism and whether there are no euploid embryos available.

Amfira OFFERS 2 PGT PANELS:

PGT-A: PGT for Aneuploidies
For all individuals or couples going through IVF.

PGT-A examines the chromosomes of embryos to detect the ones that are euploid and have the best prospect to result in a healthy pregnancy. PGT-A tests for all 23 chromosomal pairs.

PGT-SR: PGT for Structural Rearrangements (includes PGT-A analysis)
For diagnosed carriers of balanced rearrangements (translocations), where a person has the correct number of chromosomes but not in the correct location.

A person with a balanced translocation may have:

  • Difficulty conceiving
  • Recurrent pregnancy loss
  • A child without the translocation, or with a balanced form of the translocation, who will be phenotypically healthy
  • A child with an unbalanced form of the translocation that will have extra or missing chromosomal material, which may cause physical or intellectual impairements
Note: PGT-SR can help identify embryos that are chromosomally normal or balanced for the translocation, optimizing your chances for a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. The PGT-SR panel includes PGT-A analysis and tests for all 23 chromosomal pairs.

IS PGT THE BEST CHOICE FOR ME?

In the last two decades, PGT has become a routine part of IVF cycles. PGT requires embryo biopsy to be performed during IVF; which is a procedure many experienced embryologists are trained to perform. During the procedure, a few cells from the developing embryo are removed and sent to our laboratory for testing, while the embryos remain in the fertility clinic. Overall, treatment success, both in terms of higher live birth rates and lower miscarriage rates, is improved when PGT is used as part of the IVF cycle. Obstetric, neonatal and early childhood outcome data in children conceived through IVF and PGT are reassuring. With the continuing advancements of technology, the latest techniques both in embryo biopsy and preimplantation genetic testing provide highest levels of safety, efficiency and accuracy than ever before.

The graph above shows the advantage of identifying and transferring a euploid embryo, where one exists, in regards to live births.

✝ Data obtained from the Preliminary National Summary Report for 2018 of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and summarize data per transfer for first embryo transfers using patients' own eggs.

HOW IS Amfira PGT PERFORMED?

  • ASK YOUR FERTILITY TEAM ABOUT Amfira
  • YOUR EMBRYOLOGY TEAM WILL PERFORM EMBRYO BIOPSY DURING YOUR IVF
  • THE BIOPSIED SAMPLES WILL BE SENT TO NIPD Genetics
  • THE SAMPLES WILL BE ANALYZED IN OUR LABORATORY
  • RESULTS WILL BE SENT TO YOUR FERTILITY TEAM WITHIN 5-7 WORKING DAYS OF SAMPLE ARRIVAL TO OUR LABORATORY
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