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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 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.

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).

Genetic Testing Videos

How Does PGD or Genetic Testing Improve IVF Success Rates?

In this video, Dr. John Frattarelli, a fertility doctor with Fertility Institute of Hawaii, explains the role of PGD is successful pregnancy with IVF, and its ability to reduce miscarriages.

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.