We believe making informed choices about a family’s reproductive health starts with preconception genetic screening. Through preconception testing, parents-to-be may determine if they’re at risk to pass on a genetic condition to their children. For couples that experience infertility, such as difficulty conceiving or recurrent pregnancy loss, chromosomal abnormalities may be a contributing factor.
There are 2 primary options for preimplantation genetic testing of embryos during IVF: preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). PGS screens embryos for aneuploidy, an abnormal number of chromosomes, to enhance the chances of a successful IVF pregnancy. PGD is used to assess embryos to help prevent the transmission of an inherited genetic condition to a child.
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