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PGS / PGD

We are happy to announce the availability of the below mentioned tests at Southend Fertility & IVF.

We discuss all considerations on an individual basis with the patient giving utmost attention to all factors involved in any fertility issue.

Before making any decision about genetic testing, we review each couples history and offer the most viable option to them.

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and Pre-Implantation genetic screening (PGS) are tests done on embryos for a particular genetic disease that it may be at risk of inheriting from the parents.

The benifits of PGD are as follows:

  • PGD canb test for more than 100 different genetic conditions
  • PGD is performed before implantation thereby offering the couple the option to decide whether or not they choose to go ahead with the pregnancy
  • PGD greatly reduces the risk of passing on specific genetic diseases to their biological offspring

Some single gene disorders indentified using PGD technique are:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hemophilia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Thalassemia
  • Huntington’s Disease

On the other hand, Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is used to denote procedures that do not look for a specific disease but use PGD techniques to identify embryos at risk. PGS identifies embryos that display chromosomal abnormalities that may result in IVF failure, miscarriage or babies born with Down’s Syndrome or Edward’s Syndrome.

Both PGS and PGD involve testing embryo cells. They both detect genetic irregularities in embryos prior to embryo transfer and thereby offer:
  • Increased chances of pregnancy
  • Decreased chances of multiple pregnancies
  • Reduce chances of pregnancy loss
  • Ability to avoid undesired genetic traits

IVF Success Rates with PGS and PGD

PGD IVF or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is basically a reproductive technology used with an IVF cycle. It can be used for diagnosis of a genetic disease in early embryos prior to the stage of the implantation and pregnancy. Whereas, PGS IVF is the Preimplantation Genetic Screening, is the proper term for testing for overall chromosomal normalcy in embryos.

The best IVF PGD Clinic in India then it can be judged on the number of best IVF success rates. It is critical to have an excellent culture system in order to get a maximal number of quality blastocysts for biopsy.

Both PGD and PGS have different purposes and screen for different genetic problems, that is why IVF Success Rates with PGS and PGD will vary. Many people having fertility treatment will not need to have either of these types of testing done, but in some cases PGS or PGD may help your reproductive endocrinologist find healthy embryos to implant in your uterus during IVF treatment.