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Genetic Testing

Preimplantatation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) screen embryos for defects or abnormalities.

Genetic Testing Articles

Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is a process of screening embryos to make sure they have the right number of chromosomes and to look for any structural abnormalities in the

If you’re exploring assisted reproduction technology such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), surrogacy, or egg, sperm, or embryo donation, you can have your embryos screened with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) or preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). PGS and PGD screen embryos for single gene defects or chromosomal abnormalities (extra or missing chromosomes).

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a laboratory procedure that is used in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to screen for single-gene defects that may cause genetic disorders. It is a specific test offered to patients who are at a high risk of transmitting a known genetic disorder to their child.

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Embryo Screening for a Healthy Baby

There can be several problems with an embryo which might not be picked up by screening.
Dr. Eric Surrey M.D. , a fertility doctor at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine discusses embryo screening and its limitations.

How does Comprehensive Chromosomes screening help increase IVF success

Eric Forman, MD of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey discusses Comprehensive Chromosomes screening (CCS) and how many chromosomes are needed for a safe baby.

How Does Genetic Screening Impact Success Rates of Donor Egg Cycles?

In general, pregnancy success rates using donor egg are high because the eggs are from women in their 20s. Dr. Jim Toner, a fertility doctor with Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine, explains that the use of genetic testing further increases the success rates, even with single embryo transfer.