Embryo Health Study

The Embryo Health Study: Prospective Longitudinal Analysis of PGT-P


Lead Sponsor: Genomic Prediction Inc.

Source Genomic Prediction Inc.
Brief Summary

This study intends to determine the patients' perception and motivation to obtain additional information on their preimplantation embryos' risks of polygenic disorders. Patients undergoing IVF and genetic testing on their embryos for aneuploidies will be given the option to obtain information of their embryos' polygenic disease risk after receiving genetic counseling.

Detailed Description

Patients planning to use PGT-A and who meet the inclusion criteria will be offered participation by their IVF physician prior to initiating cycle stimulation. Eligible and interested patients will be contacted, counseled and consented for participation in the study by a Genetic Counselor at Genomic Prediction Clinical Laboratory. This will include genetic counseling to address the benefits and limitations of PGT-A and PGT-P, the family history of diseases currently tested under PGT-P, what diseases they may be interested in testing, the process of obtaining saliva samples, and the information provided by PGT-P results. A total of 500 patients will complete the study and may be recruited from any IVF clinic in the United States. After being enrolled in the study, patients will have two options. One option is to receive PGT-A results first and then decide if they wish to receive the PGT-P results. A second option is to receive a single comprehensive report. All patients will receive a report indicating the predicted karyotype of each embryo (PGT-A) and, according to which option they elected, may also receive a report on any or all of the following elected diseases: Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attack, Hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Malignant Melanoma, Breast Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma. Furthermore, a genetic ancestry test will be performed on each submitted saliva sample to determine potential PGT-P performance and which disease predictors can be computed based on the patients ethnic background.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date 2020-12-01
Completion Date 2022-12-01
Primary Completion Date 2022-11-01
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Patients' interest in Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Polygenic Disorders 2 years
Enrollment 500

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: Preimplantation Genetic Testing

Description: Embryo biopsies will undergo preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies as per standard of care, and polygenic disease risk (PGT-P) will be computed for these samples.


Sampling Method:

Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria: - All couples of Caucasian or East Asian ancestry above the age of 18 who elect to have PGT-A as part of their IVF treatment cycle. Exclusion Criteria: - Any case where biological parental DNA is unavailable. - Any case involving PGT-M or PGT-SR.



Minimum Age:

18 Years

Maximum Age:


Healthy Volunteers:

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Overall Contact

Last Name: Nathan Treff, PhD

Phone: (973) 529-4223

Email: [email protected]

Facility: Status: Contact: Contact Backup: Investigator: Genomic Prediction Clinical Laboratory Nathan R Treff, PhD 973-529-4284 [email protected] Nathan Treff, PhD Principal Investigator
Location Countries

United States

Verification Date


Responsible Party

Type: Sponsor

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Acronym EHS
Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Observational Model: Cohort

Time Perspective: Prospective

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