Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis/Screening

Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis/Screening (PGD/PGS) is a technique that enables people with inherited conditions to avoid passing them on to their children. The process involves checking the genes of embryos created through IVF, for the specific genetic condition prior to implantation.

Genetic testing of the embryos may be recommended if;

  • A patient has had a number of miscarriages because the baby had a genetic condition
  • A patient already has a child with a serious genetic condition
  • The husband or wife has a history of any serious genetic condition e.g. Thalassemia