Delivering Reproductive Genetics

Reproductive genetics testing provides valuable insights to help patients and providers understand reproductive risks, discuss options and make decisions for family planning and pregnancy.

For patients who want to gain insight into the health of their baby during pregnancy, there are many genetic screening and diagnostic testing options available. We can provide expert guidance to explain testing options so your patient can make informed decisions.

Reproductive Genetics By the Numbers

20%

of birth defects are caused by genetic or hereditary factors

10-15%

of couples experience infertility, with more than half of these cases due to an underlying genetic issue.

~1 out of 4

individuals who undergo reproductive genetic testing are found to be carriers of a genetic condition.

Prenatal Screening and Diagnostic Testing in Pregnancy

We can support you in providing reproductive genetics care to your patients who are planning to become pregnant, are currently pregnant, or are experiencing fertility issues.

Our seasoned genetic counselors provide consistent, accurate counseling on options for reproductive screening and diagnosis. Following testing, we help patients understand their results with recommendations for next steps.

Preimplantation Genetic Testing

If a patient has been recommended preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), our genetic counselors can help the patient understand the testing and what the results mean.

Preconception Carrier Screening

For those at increased risk of having an affected child, our genetic counselors will discuss:

  • Potential patient-specific risk factors to be considered
  • Recommendations for testing the reproductive partner
  • Recommendations for other members of the family
  • Reproductive options such as in vitro fertilization with preimplantation genetic testing, egg/sperm donation, or diagnostic testing during pregnancy.
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Reproductive Genetics Education For Patients

If you are a patient looking for more resources, please feel free to check out these patient-friendly reproductive genetics web pages.

Case Study: Reproductive Services Provider

Santa Monica Fertility, a Pinnacle Fertility Company, is an industry leader in providing advanced, individualized reproductive medicine through its cuttingedge fertility services to clients worldwide. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care, Santa Monica Fertility wanted to ensure that their clients received comprehensive genetics evaluations and expert genetic guidance, above and beyond the minimum industry guidelines.

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