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Genetic Testing

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

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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

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.

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).

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Genetic Testing

Dr. Tina Koopersmith from West Coast Women's Reproductive Center discusses genetic testing during fertility treatments.

What Is Genetic Testing with PGS?

Dr. Bruce Albrecht from Albrech Women's Care discusses what genetic testing is with PGS. PGS allows physicians to test the embryos for any genetic abnormalities before the embryos are implanted.