PGD/PGSApril 25, 2020 2020-08-13 9:32
Genetic Screening/Diagnosis at Nordica
At Nordica Fertility Center, our mission is to fulfil dreams of parenthood through the delivery of healthy babies. To achieve this mission, our genetics laboratory is equipped with the newest technologies, capable of performing the most up to date genetic testing. Our genetic testing services include Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS).
What is PGD/PGS?
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) refers specifically to a diagnostic method that allows intending parents to avoid the risk of passing on a known genetic disease to their child/children. PGD is also used for family balancing, a technique that allows intending parents choose the gender of their baby. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) on the other hand, is the screening of embryos for chromosomal abnormalities with the aim of increasing the pregnancy rate and reducing the risk of miscarriage for specific women.
Who is PGD/PGS for?
At Nordica, PGD is used when:
- Couples don’t want to pass an inheritable disease to their child. Some of these diseases include:
- Sickle cell disease
- Inheritable cancer pre-dispositions
- Down Syndrome
- Muscular dystrophies
- Couples are interested in choosing the gender of their unborn child.
- Couples have frequent miscarriages due to a genetic disease.
The Process of PGD/PGS
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis requires a number of steps before embryos can be tested for specific genetic conditions. Understanding the various steps involved makes it easy for expectant parents to go through PGD. These steps include:
Our genetic counselling program gives you the opportunity to talk to an in-house genetic counsellor about the questions or concerns you may have, and how it may affect you or your family.
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