Genetic investigation of Infertility and Miscarriage
In recent years, many couples have experienced reproductive problems, such as infertility and recurrent miscarriages (repeated miscarriages of three or more clinically recognized pregnancies). After years of systematic medical research, the scientific community has identified several factors that are responsible for a couple’s inability to have a child.
Genetic disorders are often a critical factor and are found in infertile couples or miscarriages. Typical examples are chromosomal abnormalities, the predisposition to thrombophilia in women, and mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis gene in men.
Depending on the medical and family history of each couple, the appropriate genetic tests are selected in order to investigate in depth the cause of the problem and to take the appropriate treatment regimens.