What is meant by PGD?
Due to miscarriage, pregnancy loss occurs, but the introduction of latest technique of Preimplantation Genetic diagnosis results in successful pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is a latest reproductive technology used with an IVF cycle to enhance the possibility for a successful pregnancy and delivery. This is a type of genetic test in which cells are removed from embryos, for the selection of the best embryo for pregnancy or to be free of a genetic disease.
It is used before implantation to diagnose the genetic defects within embryos, which prevents genetic diseases or disorders from being passed on to the child. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) acquires the embryos to prevent the transmission of an inherited genetic disorder in children.
Advantages of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis at IFC
A process of identifying IVF embryos which not carry a genetic disorder, following are the advantages of Preimplantation genetic diagnosis:
- Assists the transfer of embryos, which is devoid of an abnormal number of chromosomes.
- Couples who are at genetic risk.
- Lowers the risk of miscarriage
Doctors at International Fertility Centre identify genetic diseases in the embryo, prior to implantation, before the pregnancy is established.
How PGD works at IFC
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis involves the following process:-
Step1:- Individuals are allowed for normal in vitro fertilization (IVF) process of collection and fertilization of eggs.
Step 2:- In the lab embryo is grown for about 2-3 days until the cells have divided.
Step3:- An expert embryologist removes one or two of the cells from the embryo.
Step 4:- The cells are further tested to about the genetic conditions of the embryo.
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