In a normal IVF cycle, the embryologist chooses which embryos will be transferred to the uterus based on a visual observation as they develop.
Preimplantation genetic testing or diagnosis (PGD) allows the Superior A.R.T. scientist to base the choice on the results of genetic tests on the embryos to exclude those that contain an obvious genetic abnormality.
Testing can involve a count of the chromosomes and/or a molecular examination for a particular gene or mutation. Either way, the testing can increase both the chance of a genetically normal pregnancy and your chance of having a baby.
Superior A.R.T. is one of the very few centres in South East Asia with the vital combination of IVF and genetics facilities to perform these sophisticated tests successfully.
Who can benefit from PGD?
PGD may be recommended for people who:
- Are affected by or carry a known genetic disease
- Have had recurrent miscarriages
- Have an affected child and need to have a new baby with HLA matching to donate stem cells to the elderly sister / brother.
Superior A.R.T. is evaluating the possible benefit of more routine PGD in increasing IVF live birth rates generally.