Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure aimed to increase the chances for successful pregnancy and delivery of a healthy child by detecting chromosome abnormalities or single-gene disorders.
Who may consider performing PGD?
- Patients with chromosomal disorders
- Patients who are over 35
- Patients with the history of genetic diseases
- Patients with several failed IVF cycles
PGD is performed on 5-day embryos obtained as a result of IVF treatment. A few cells are removed from each embryo for the further evaluation. These cells are taken from extra-embryonic cells that will form the placenta. While the material is being tested, embryos are frozen and stored. In ordinary IVF cycle, embryologists select embryos to transfer based on their morphology which doesn’t exclude genetic abnormalities. If you decide to use preimplantation genetic diagnosis, it will be possible to detect the presence of the problematic gene and choose embryos of the best quality to transfer.
You should keep in mind the duration of PGD, as it takes up to the month to receive the result. The decision on which embryo to transfer will be discussed with our medical team.
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