You have finally made the decision. You are going to pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) to build your family. This may be the biggest decision you have made to date (believe me, I know. IVF veteran here!). Just when you think you have it all figured out: medication protocol, giving yourself an injection (or multiple injections), balancing your work schedule with all of the doctor’s appointments, someone (maybe your doctor, maybe a friend, maybe a fellow IVF warrior), asks you what genetic testing you are doing as part of your cycle. Um, what? Today, genetic testing is in all parts of medicine, and the fertility space is no exception.
While not every person wants or needs all available testing, here is a little information about the most common genetic tests you may encounter during your IVF journey.