Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a form of genetic testing or genetic screening used with in vitro fertilization (IVF). Your physician may recommend PGD if there is a chance your embryos will be affected by certain chromosomal problems or a sex-linked disorder. These conditions can prevent implantation of embryos, lead to pregnancy loss, or result in the birth of a child with physical problems or mental retardation.
The PGD procedure allows genetic screening to be performed on early embryos prior to implantation and pregnancy development, thereby decreasing the likelihood of a chromosomal abnormality or sex-linked disorder.
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