Preimplantation Genetic Testing2024-05-06T13:54:56-06:00

Preimplantation Genetic Testing Services in Minneapolis, MN

Serving the Minneapolis & Bloomington Area

At CCRM Fertility of Minneapolis, we provide preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) to maximize your chances of conceiving a baby with optimal health. PGT is a sophisticated genetic testing method that enables us to assess embryos produced through In vitro fertilization (IVF) prior to their transfer into the uterus.

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What is Preimplantation Genetic Testing?

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) involves removing several cells from each embryo and analyzing the chromosomes for abnormalities, which could result in failed implantation, miscarriage, or genetic conditions or diseases. PGT is conducted on embryos generated through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and occurs prior to the embryos being implanted into the uterus.

Our Preimplantation Genetic Testing Process 

The fertility experts at CCRM Fertility in Minneapolis, will lead you through the complete preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) process. Initially, we conduct an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle to retrieve your eggs and fertilize them with sperm in our laboratory. Once the embryos reach the blastocyst stage, our skilled embryologists extract a few cells from each embryo for analysis using cutting-edge genetic testing technology. Depending on the analysis results, we will assist you in choosing the healthiest embryos for transfer to the uterus, maximizing your chances of success.

Signs Preimplantation Genetic Testing is Right for You

There are several reasons why someone might consider preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). Ideal candidates for PGT include:

  • Patients with a known history of genetic disorders
  • Patients who have had recurrent pregnancy loss or failed IVF cycles
  • Patients who are carriers of certain genetic mutations
  • Patients using eggs from someone older than 35 because the risk of chromosomal abnormalities in embryos increases with age
  • Patients who wish to use IVF for family balancing or sex selection purposes

What are the Requirements for Preimplantation Genetic Testing in Minneapolis, MN

Preimplantation genetic testing is only possible on embryos created during IVF. The IVF process with PGT at CCRM Fertility of Minneapolis involves:

  • Taking medications to stimulate the ovaries to grow multiple eggs 
  • Surgical retrieval of mature eggs 
  • Fertilization of those eggs with prepared sperm in our laboratory
  • Culture of embryos to the blastocyst stage (5 or 6 days)
  • Removal of several cells from each embryo
  • Analysis of the chromosomes in the biopsied cells
  • Embryos free of chromosomal abnormalities are then frozen and can be transferred to the patient when they are ready

Our team will conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, and you will undergo comprehensive fertility testing to find out if PGT is right for you.

Finding the right fertility specialist is not always an easy task when you are looking for a fertility clinic in Minneapolis that can accommodate your needs. The doctors at CCRM Fertility have a great deal of experience with different fertility issues, and we feel confident that we can find a solution that will be best for you.

April Batcheller
April BatchellerMD
Amy Kohlmeier
Amy KohlmeierMD
Brent Hanson
Brent HansonMD
Christine Carter
Christine CarterAPRN, CNP
Laura Volk
Laura VolkDNP, APRN, CNM

Types of Preimplantation Genetic Testing offered at CCRM Fertility of Minneapolis, MN

PGT for Aneuploidy (PGT-A) 

PGT-A, also known as comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS), analyzes embryos for chromosomal abnormalities, which can cause certain genetic disorders, result in miscarriage or failed implantation. PGT-A is typically recommended for patients who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss/miscarriages, have a history of failed IVF cycles, as well as women who are older than 35 & at increased risk for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos. 

PGT-A also allows patients to choose the sex of their baby by analyzing the sex chromosomes of an embryo during the IVF process and can be used for family balancing purposes. 

Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic Disorders (PGT-M Testing)

PGT-M is used to analyze embryos for specific genetic mutations that can cause certain inherited diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, and hereditary cancers. This type of testing is typically recommended for individuals or couples who are carriers of known genetic mutations.

Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Chromosomal Structural Rearrangements (PGT-SR Testing)

PGT-SR testing is used to analyze embryos for structural chromosomal rearrangements, which can cause certain genetic disorders or lead to miscarriage. The two common types of chromosomal rearrangements CCRM Fertility Minneapolis can help with are:

  • Reciprocal Translocations: segments of two different chromosomes break off and change places
  • Inversions: a segment of a chromosome has reversed orientation

PGT-SR testing is recommended for patients is recommended for people who are carriers of a balanced translocation or inversion and wish to conceive a baby.

The Cost of Preimplantation Genetic Testing in Minneapolis

The cost of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) in Minneapolis can vary depending on several factors, including the type of PGT being performed, the number of embryos being tested, and any additional services or medications required. At CCRM Fertility of Minneapolis, the cost of IVF with PGT testing ranges from $16,425 – $22,380.

At CCRM Fertility in Minneapolis, we offer financing options to help make PGT more affordable for our patients.


  • Assure
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carrot*
  • Evicore
  • Health Partners
  • Livestrong
  • Maven*
  • Medica***
  • Optum
  • Progyny*
  • Stork Club*
  • UnitedHealthcare**
  • WINFertility*

These services include physician fees, in-office procedures, ultrasounds, laboratory services (including embryology fees), blood work, and andrology services. If you have coverage for fertility services, we are happy to submit your claims on your behalf.

*Carrot, Maven, Stork Club, WINFertility and Progyny covered services may vary based on the employer sponsoring the benefit plan. All Progyny patients (new or existing at a clinic) must first call their Progyny Patient Care Advocate (PCA) for authorization before scheduling an appointment with our clinic. Please reach out to your care navigator with these companies prior to scheduling with CCRM Fertility.

**CCRM Minneapolis is proud to be designated a United Center of Excellence/Optum.

***Medica is in-network with physician fees and in-office procedures only. Laboratory and andrology services are out of network.

CCRM Minneapolis is also proud to partner with Future Family. They offer flexible financing options to help pay for treatment, including 0% APR to low monthly payment plans*, that allow you to pay over 3 to 60 months. Future Family financing is also a smart alternative to high-interest credit cards. Prequalifying is easy and won’t affect your credit score.

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CCRM Fertility in Minneapolis, grants patients access to the country’s foremost fertility doctors specializing in fertility treatments, offering dedicated support throughout the entire process. With some of the industry’s highest treatment success rates, our services have received acclaim from former patients. The efficacy of our treatments is underpinned by globally recognized scientific research, ensuring that our patients receive the utmost care.

Recognizing the challenges and sensitivity associated with this period for many patients, we prioritize not only effective but also compassionate care.

CCRM Minneapolis Main Center
6565 France Avenue South, Suite 400
Edina, MN 55435

Phone: (952) 225-1630
Fax: (952) 225-1609
Email: info@ccrmMN.com

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Friday: 7:30am – 12pm

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