It is a term for technology to see if an embryo had a normal genetic makeup in order to have a successful pregnancy and delivery. They can accurately look at all of the chromosomal pairs. It can detect whether the embryo has the correct number of chromosomes. It is a much safer procedure where embryologists only remove a few cells. Dr. Eric Forman from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey explains.
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Pre Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is when reproductive endocrinologists check for genetic disorders. A patient who is interested in preventing a genetic disorder that they know they have a trait for PGD seems as a logical choice. For patients who are infertile, in order to have PGD done we should see a benefit. PGD can decrease the chance of a miscarriage and increase the chance of a successful transfer. Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa from Institute for Human Reproduction explains.
PGD can be used to identify a variety of abnormalities. It can be used to identify genetic and chromosomal abnormalities as well as translocation of a gene. These abnormalities are what can cause recurrent miscarriages and not viable embryos. Also, it can be used as a preventative measure for future termination of the pregnancy. If embryologists can select a non-viable emrbyo before the transfer, it can decrease the chances of a more difficult pregnancy for the woman. Dr. Ilan Tur-Kaspa from Institute for Human Reproduction explains.