Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening used in conjunction with IVF treatments appeared in the early 1990s, and since then hundreds of normal, healthy babies have been born using this advanced reproductive technology. PGD is performed for couples who are at risk for passing on inherited genetic disease to their offspring.
Patients who also can benefit from PGD include:
- Couples who have a family history of inherited disease
- Couples who want to use gender selection to prevent a gender-linked disease
- Women who have had repeated failures with IVF
- Women with a history of unexplained miscarriage
- Women who are more than 40 years old