• Virtus Diagnostics

    Specialists in reproductive pathology and genetics

A complete range of reproductive diagnostics.

Through Virtus Diagnostics, our state-of-the-art laboratories are home to leading specialists and advanced services that aim to improve health outcomes for Australians.

We offer a complete range of reproductive diagnostics, including pathology services and genetic testing.

All Virtus Diagnostics laboratories are NATA, RCPA & ISO accredited.

Genetic Carrier Screening

We offer a range of advanced genetic carrier screening services.
Genetic Carrier Screening

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

Through Melbourne IVF, Virtus established Australia's first PGT program in 1997 (previously known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis), and we maintain our position as world leaders in the field.

PGT is a scientific technique used to test embryos for either a specific known single-gene condition or chromosome variation. This enables only chromosomally healthy embryos or those unaffected by a specific genetic disorder to be selected for transfer during an IVF cycle, maximising the chance of a healthy baby.

Our PGT program is internationally recognised, and we continue to achieve unprecedented success in this field. Our network of fertility clinics access PGT to enable the detection of a wide range of genetic conditions, to provide patients with informed choice.

Blood Karyotypes

In 2014, Virtus introduced karyomapping technology to Australia which can provide useful information in preventing serious genetic conditions from being passed on to children.

Karyomapping can test for a large number of single gene disorders including Huntingtons’ disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Thalassaemia, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Fragile-X and BRCA1/BRCA2 (hereditary breast/ovarian cancer).

Karyomapping is used in IVF when a patient or their partner are known to be carriers of a serious single gene disorder. Karyomapping can identify which embryos are not affected by the disorder preventing the condition from being passed on to the next generation.

Fertility tests & pathology

Virtus Diagnostics offers a complete range of fertility and reproductive blood tests.
  • Our highly efficient analysers and laboratories provide a comprehensive range of highly specialised hormones and infectious disease tests including Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) and Activated Natural Killer Cells assay (NK).
  • Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) using the Panorama Screen is a non-invasive blood test that is safe for both the mother and her growing baby. It is suitable at 9-weeks’ gestation. The unique methodology of the Panorama prenatal test utilises single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) technology and is much more efficient and accurate than other prenatal tests, detecting more than 99% of the chromosome conditions for Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome), 18 (Edwards Syndrome) and 21 (Down syndrome).
  • Our network is home to highly skilled Andrologists for the purpose of semen collection and analysis, ensuring the most comprehensive analysis performed to a globally recognised standard. Some of our specialised investigations and techniques include:
    • Sperm Chromatin Structure Assay (SCSA) / Sperm DNA Fragmentation
    • Automated Andrology
    • Digital High Magnification Imaging
    • Sperm Antibodies
    • Cryopreservation
    • Sperm aneuploidy by FISH.
Virtus Diagnostics

Virtus Diagnostics phone numbers

  • General enquiries: 1800 837 284
  • Accounts & billing: 1800 090 325