Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Now Have New Names

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) now have new names. In order establish consistency across infertility clinics, the International Glossary on Infertility and Fertility Care recently published new terminology related to the genetic screening of embryos. PGS and PGD are terms we have used to describe genetic testing of embryos before a […]

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Why Genetic Testing?

Genetic Testing

At least one in 30 people are a carrier of a genetic disorder. Most carriers don’t have a family history of a genetic disease. Many patients ask us why genetic testing is important to consider? Being a carrier of a genetic disorder does not usually affect one’s individual health, but being a carrier does mean […]

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The Difference Between PGD and PGS

What is the difference between PGD and PGS?

Wondering what is the difference between PGD and PGS?  Here are the details in this video by Dr. Vitiello. Click here to watch: The Difference Between PGD and PGS Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)  Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves screening single cells from embryos for genetic diseases and chromosomal disorders. This testing is performed with in-vitro fertilization (IVF) […]

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Evolution of Cost-Effective Embryo Screens

ART advances have increased dramatically including the evolution of cost-effective embryo screens. In the 1990s, PGS was proposed to improve IVF outcomes with transfer of chromosomally-normal embryos. Initially, it was designed for women of more advanced reproductive age, women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss and those anticipated to have lower success. Fast forward twenty years to […]

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Preimplantation Genetic Testing

preimplantation genetic diagnosis

In this five part series preimplantation genetic testing is defined and the categories of genetic disorders that preimplantation genetic testing may identify are described. Preimplantation genetic testing for diagnosis is referred to as PGD and is used to identify specific chromosomal or genetic defects in embryos created though in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm […]

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