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Centre for Reproductive Genetics

The number of embryos examined for the presence of genetic abnormalities: 2183

The number of IVF cycles after PGD (or PGT-M, Preimplantation genetic testing for monogenic/single gene diseases): 8 *

* for the families after genetic examination, in which the hereditary genetic disorder is molecularly confirmed. Currently iVF Riga Clinic has embryos tested for the following genetic abnormalities:

  • Huntington’s chorea – mutations in the HTT gene;
  • Thoracic Aortic Dissections – mutations in the ACTA2 gene;
  • Ichthyosis - mutations in the ALOX12B gene;
  • Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis – mutations in the TPP1 gene;
  • GM1-Gangliosidosis – mutations in the GLB1 gene;
  • Myotubular myopathy – mutations in the MTM1 gene;
  • Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy – mutations in the DMD gene

iVF Riga Genetic Center

In 2014, iVF Riga opened the first Genetic Center in Northern Europe, where you can get in-depth genetic examinations.

We are the only clinic in Latvia who performs Preimplantation genetic testing on site, in our own laboratory. We perform PGT-A and PGT-M testing for other Latvian and foreign clinics. All other Latvian clinics send the material abroad.

Genetic counselling is important for couples who are just planning to become parents. Genetic counseling is recommended if:

Your family has a history of children born with malformations, mental or physical retardation, genetic diseases, stillbirth child, and history of consanquinity

You should be more considered of the health of a child due to later pregnancy (after 35), as adverse effects (mother’s illness, medications, physical and chemical factors) on the fetus  are common.

Genetic Laboratory of the iVF Riga Center for Reproductive Genetics currently provides additional testing for the following diseases:

  • Coeliac disease. Timely diagnosis of genetic predisposition to gluten intolerance.
  • Congenital lactose intolerance diagnostication.
  • Ichthyosis — congenital skin condition when the epidermis becomes dry and rough due to excessive keratin production.
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis – hereditary, genetically caused disorder, which is characterized by excessive accumulation of iron in the body’s tissues and organs, including men's testicular tissues. Excessive iron accumulation can cause a gradual cessation of spermatogenesis.

  • Alpha‑1-antitrypsin deficiency, which leads to a violation of the elasticity and strength of the structural elements of the lungs and as a result — the development of emphysema. Alpha‑1-antitrypsin deficiency is particularly dangerous for smokers: their lifetime significantly reduces due to lung deterioration.

  • Recessive sensorineural hearing loss. Analysis of the most common GJB2 gene mutations, which lead to congenital hearing loss.
  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) carrier testing with MLPA (SMN1 and SMN2 deletion carrier testing).
Contact our patient's coordinators!
Jelena Silkalna
Jelena Silkalna
Zita Gaidule (on maternity leave)
Zita Gaidule (on maternity leave)
Marina Valetko
Marina Valetko

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