Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis, or PGD, is a technique used in the course of ivf treatments to examine the genetic integrity of embryos before their transfer to the uterus. PGD allows couples or individuals with serious genetic disorders to reduce the risk of having a sick child.
Why Perform PGD?
The method is suitable for couples who already have a child suffering from a genetic disorder or couples with a hereditary genetic disorder who are at high risk of having a child who suffers from the same problem. PGD can also be considered for couples suffering from repeated pregnancy loss as a result of genetic disorders. Today there are more than 300 chromosomal and enzymatic disorders that can potentially be prevented by PGD.