Pacific Reproductive Center is among a select group of clinics in the nation that offer the most advanced genetic tests available today. PRC performs the most advanced procedures for the identification of genetic disorders by PGD. Having a PGD lab in-house greatly minimizes the risk of misdiagnosis, reducing the cost for the patients, and making the timing of treatment process more flexible and more manageable.
Genetic testing has revolutionized how doctors can help patients with recurrent pregnancy loss and avoid inheritable genetic diseases. As scientists continue to crack genetic codes and illumine the mysteries of genetic disease at a brisk rate, more genetic diseases are understood and provide options for testing, enabling thousands of at-risk families to have healthy babies.
Preimplantation genetic testing is a diagnostic test used in conjunction with in vitro fertilization (IVF) and is performed on embryos to assist detection of known genetic diseases or chromosomal abnormalities. This can help to increase the chance of carrying a healthy pregnancy to term.
Genetic screening can detect thousands of diseases such as Tay-Sachs, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, and more leading edge genetic tests are available at Pacific Reproductive Center.
Does Removal of a Single Cell Hurt the Embryo?
It is proven that the removal of a single cell from a six-blastomere embryo does not interfere with the normal embryonic development. The embryo compensates for the removed cell. In case of polar body biopsy, the biopsied cell is independent of the embryo, therefore no harm is done to it.
Can PGD Increase the Chances of Pregnancy Through IVF?
The PGD technique enables the elimination of genetically defected embryos, thus choosing even fewer number of healthy embryos for transfer with a higher chance of implantation, pregnancy, and healthy live birth. The opportunity of reducing multiple pregnancies is definitely more attainable with PGD as well.
Does PGD Replace Prenatal Testing?
To completely eliminate the risk of misdiagnosis by PGD, it is recommended that all patients pursue testing following PGD. There are two common methods of diagnostic prenatal testing – chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis. Our team will help you coordinate this testing.