Associated Risks with PGT
Overall, PGT is considered safe with no known increase in associated risk of birth defects or genetic disorders.
The biopsied cells are removed from the outer ridge of the embryo that ultimately becomes the placenta, not the fetus, which limits the risks.
Also, these same cells can be used for PGT-A, PGT-M, and PTG-SR. That said, there is always a slight chance that removing the cells from the trophectoderm could damage or disrupt the embryo. The risk of this is said to be less than 1%.
At Illume Fertility, your doctor, genetic counselor, and medical support team will discuss all options with you and help you choose the ones that are most likely to result in a healthy baby.