PGD and PGS
PGD (Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis) generally used to detect genetic anomalies where one or both partners of a couple are carriers of a genetic condition. In these instances IVF is performed and the embryos are tested for this specific condition and disease-free embryos are transferred. PGS (Pre-implantation Genetic Screening) entails embryos being screened for chromosomal abnormalities in patients undergoing routine IVF.
Is PGD/PGS right for me?
It is known that the most common reason for IVF failure is chromosomal abnormal embryos. The percentage of abnormal embryos increases with the age of the female patient. Embryos with abnormal chromosomes may prevent implantation or lead to pregnancy loss. If you experience the following, you may benefit from PGS.
Previous failed IVF
Advanced maternal age
Patients who are carriers of single gene mutations can avoid transmitting those disorders to their offspring by testing the embryos and choosing not to transfer those which are affected or carriers.
Risks and Potential Benefits of PGD
It is important to be aware of both the risks and benefits before commencing with the PGD procedure. We like to keep our patients informed and educated before embarking on this journey.