What is Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis or PGD?
Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis : Conditions & Treatments
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a hereditary testing process performed on embryos created with in-vitro fertilization by examining an embryo for a specific hereditary mutation known to cause serious disease. Preimplantation genetic testing is a technique utilized to identify genetic defects in embryos created during in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy.
PGD Treatment refers to refers specifically to when one or both genetic parents have a known genetic irregularity and testing is performed on an embryo to resolve if it also carries a genetic abnormality.