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Can PGT-A / PGS detect gender of an embryo?

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Answer from: Dimitra Christopikou, Clinical Laboratory Geneticist

Geneticist, Head of the PGT lab Embryogenesis IVF Unit Athens
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Yes, the gender is detected but in my country there is a law, which I believe to be in most European countries, where we are not allowed to reveal the gender of the embryo. Personally I believe this to be ethically right as gender is not an abnormality and we are here to help patients have normal embryos and normal babies so gender is something we cannot discriminate upon. However we are testing the sex chromosomes so we can know whether we have sex chromosome abnormalities and we can inform the patient through the report whether a chromosome abnormality in the sex chromosome is detected.

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What test can determine the gender of embryo?

Genetic testing can identify issues and potential birth defects, PGD/PGS/PGT-A tests can also be used to determine the gender of child. Since the testing is controversial, there are many law restrictions to perform and share information about gender. 
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