Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
For expert embryo analysis
How Can PGD Help Me?
PGD, or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis, can detect genetic abnormalities in an in-vitro fertilized embryo before its transference from the laboratory to the uterus.
The process consists of taking a biopsy of one cell from the embryo (blastomere) on the third day and submitting it to various screening tests for genetic anomalies. This is a specialist procedure performed by skilled professionals under a powerful microscope, using a hollow glass needle to penetrate the embryo’s outer covering and remove a single cell.
The chromosomes in the cell are studied to determine the presence of damage or any other issues that could adversely affect pregnancy, which can then either inform which other fertility treatments to use, or even reveal previously unknown factors that have led to repeated pregnancy loss or infertility.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is recommended for couples with a history of miscarriage, two or more IVF/ICSI failed implementations, previous pregnancies with trisomy or monosomies, or patients over the age of 40. It can also help provide some peace of mind that your developing embryo is healthy.
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