Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Find out more about PGD at Genea or call us on 1300 361 795
In a normal IVF cycle, the embryologist chooses which embryo will be transferred to the uterus based on a visual observation of the embryos as they develop.
Preimplantation genetic testing or diagnosis (PGD) allows the Genea scientist to base the choice on the results of genetic tests on the embryos to exclude those that contain an obvious genetic abnormality. Testing can involve a count of the chromosomes and/or a molecular examination for a particular gene or mutation. Either way, the testing can increase both the chance of a genetically normal pregnancy and your chance of having a baby.
Genea is one of the very few centres in Australia with the vital combination of IVF and genetics facilities to perform these sophisticated tests successfully.
Who can benefit from PGD?
PGD may be recommended for people who:
- Are affected by or carry a known genetic disease
- Have had recurrent miscarriages
- Need to choose the sex of their baby for medical reasons.
Genea is evaluating the possible benefit of more routine PGD in increasing IVF live birth rates generally.
Would you like to find out more?
Check out the PGD information in the Genea Library
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