PGD(Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis)/PGS
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a highly sophisticated scientific technique developed to test embryos for specific genetic or chromosomal abnormalities. It allows us to select embryos that are not affected with the condition being tested for, prior to implantation and pregnancy.
Up to 70% of embryos created, either via natural conception or IVF, harbor a chromosome aneuploidy which means they have no chance of resulting in a healthy baby.
This technique has helped hundreds of couples conceive healthy babies, many after long periods of infertility or with serious genetic diseases in the family.
What does PGD involve?
In PGD one or two cells are removed from a day 3 embryo and tested for conditions such as cystic fibrosis or Down syndrome. Used with IVF, it means only chromosomally normal embryos or those diagnosed as being unaffected or free of a specific disorder will be transferred, maximising the chance of a healthy baby.