Timeline

Pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT-M/SR)

PGT-M/SR is a complex process, and the timeline can vary depending on the condition and the structure of your family. In general, from referral to embryo transfer, the process can take anywhere from 8 to 18 months. 

The length of the process depends on your natural cycle and fertility level.

It can take longer if you:

  • are using a sperm or egg donor
  • need an exceptional funding request

We can offer quicker appointments for exceptional circumstances. Such as, to preserve fertility when being treated for cancer.

Examples of timelines

2 to 5 months (depending on condition)

  • First appointment to discuss treatment
  • Application for funding/licence where necessary
  • Collection of blood/DNA samples
  • Lab analysis where necessary
  • Referral to the assisted conception unit (ACU)

4 to 9 weeks

  • Start of treatment cycle
  • Embryos to biopsy

3 weeks to 4 months (depending on condition)

  • PGT-M/SR lab analysis

Frozen embroyo transfer will follow.

2 to 3 months

  • First appointment to discuss treatment
  • Application for funding if necessary
  • Referral to the assisted conception unit (ACU)

4 to 9 weeks

  • Start of treatment cycle
  • Embryos to biopsy

3 weeks

  • PGT-M/SR lab analysis

Frozen embroyo transfer will follow.

Your specialist at your local clinical genetics service can tell you if the condition in your family is already licenced by the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority (HFEA). If the condition is not yet licenced, we'll be happy to make an application on your behalf provided it meets the criteria.

The application process takes between 3 to 4 months, although occasionally it can be quicker or slower. 

3 to 5 months (depending on condition)

  • First appointment to discuss treatment
  • Application for funding if necessary
  • Collection of blood and/or DNA samples
  • Lab analysis where necessary
  • Referral to the assisted conception unit (ACU)

4 to 9 weeks

  • Start of treatment cycle
  • Embryos to biopsy

2 to 4 months (depending on condition)

  • PGT-M/SR lab analysis

Frozen embroyo transfer will follow.

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