Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a procedure used to individually test each of the embryos during the in-vitro fertilization to identify genetic diseases or determine the sex. This procedure is also called “embryo biopsy”. PGD helps identify which of the embryos are affected or not affected for the couples that are at risk for specific genetic diseases before the embryos are used to initiate pregnancy.