PGD Screening

I have a strong family history of breast cancer – 2 sisters, and paternal grandmother. Therefore, I would like to have a PGD test done in order to select male embryos.

You can certainly use a PGD test to select embryos of specific gender as a strategy to prevent certain disease in your offspring. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis can also be used to identify and to deselect embryos with certain genetic abnormalities, including such diseases as cancer. That is, if you wish to have girls and you also have a strong family history of breast cancer, our embryologists and geneticists can perform PGD to identify female embryos without predisposition to breast cancer. In lament terms, our genetic lab will select and transfer only embryos which do not have genetic markers associated with breast cancer. As always, limitations exist. Clients who are interested in PGD testing must have enough eggs retrieved and subsequently enough embryos for this procedure. Unfortunately, not all embryos may survive PGD test.

PGD_testing_breast_cancerOur IVF clinic also began to offer Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS). This is still an experimental procedure that allows screening all 24 types of chromosome (22 autosomes, X and Y). CCS allows fertility doctors not only screen for more genetic disorders but also to significantly increase rates of implantation. CCS is highly recommended for patients who have multiple unsuccessful IVF cycles and numerous miscarriages.


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