Fertility Genomics is a genetic testing company, formed by a team of dedicated scientific experts, in the fields of physiology and genetics of reproduction.
How We Can Help
30% of infertile couples worldwide are diagnosed with unexplained infertility (lack of obvious problems with sperm or ovum). As many as half of these cases are caused by DNA mutations, that affect either the sperm or ovum.
Such mutations are likely to prevent fertilisation naturally, as well as by in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and in some cases, the direct sperm injection method (ICSI). Fertility Genomics offers a unique fertility DNA test, to couples that are unfortunate enough to be carrying these mutations. We use the patient’s saliva to extract, sequence and analyse the DNA for such gene mutations.
Finally, we provide the couple with a probability of fertilisation by IVF or ICSI. Depending on the result, the couple is then advised to continue with IVF or switch to conventional/enhanced ICSI. Our DNA test helps inform the best treatment pathway to maximise your chances of conception.
- We send the spit kits for saliva collection directly to your home by post. Our test is taken in the comfort and privacy of your own home. You then post the saliva back to our laboratory.
- Upon receiving the samples, we extract and sequence the DNA using Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) technology, in a College of American Pathologist (CAP) accredited facility to ensure appropriate quality control.
- Following bioinformatic analysis, we identify if there are any genetic mutations in the male and female DNA that are likely to affect either the sperm or ovum.
- We provide a report, which includes a “fertilisation probability score” (FPS). This is our proprietary algorithm, which calculates the probability of IVF success by incorporating both the predicted effect and rarity of your mutations. The calculated FPS can then be used to identify your best-assisted reproduction technique treatment, thus maximising your chances of conception.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is to become a leader in the field of personalised medicine related to infertility.
Our mission is to help every infertile couple find the best method of assisted conception treatment, thus maximising their chances of conception.