Genetic screenings are the most up-to-date and advanced techniques used to test for genetic disorders via direct examination of DNA. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is primarily used to detect irregularities in the number or structure of embryo chromosomes. PGD is used in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF).
PGD MAY BE RECOMMENDED IF:
One or both parents has a family history of a genetic disorder and/or
Couple or any of partner already have a child with a some genetic abnormality and/or
Woman have had previous pregnancy terminations because of baby’s abnormal genetic make-up