What is PGD?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a reproductive technology used with an IVF cycle. PGD can be used for diagnosis of a genetic disease in early embryos prior to implantation and pregnancy. In addition, this technology can be utilized in the field of assisted reproduction for aneuploidy screening and diagnosis of unbalanced inheritance of chromosome abnormalities, such as translocations or inversions.
What are the benefits of PGD?
-PGD can test for more than 100 different genetic conditions.
-The procedure is performed before implantation thus allowing the couple to decide if they wish to continue with the pregnancy.
-The procedure enables couples to pursue biological children who might not have done so otherwise.