PGS/PGD(Preimplantation Genetic Screening and Diagnosis)

PGS and PGD are types of genetic testing that may be performed once an embryo is created through IVF. PGS can determine if an embryo has the correct number of chromosomes and the gender. PGD can determine if an embryo is affected or a carrier of a specific disease that has been discovered in either of the parents’ DNA.

A woman undergoes egg retrieval and her eggs are fertilized by an embryologist via IVF. On the 5th and 6th days after retrieval, the viable embryos will grow to a blastocyst stage. It is at this stage that the biopsy takes place, in house, removing 4-6 cells from the trophectoderm (which becomes the placenta). The embryos are cryopreserved (frozen) after the biopsy. The biopsied samples are then shipped to an outsourced company that performs the specific requested test and reports the results directly to DVIF&G. Once the results are reported, the ideal embryo will be chosen for a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET).

Reasons to consider PGS/PGD?

  • Advanced Age
  • History of Abnormal Pregnancy or Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Carrier of Genetic Disease
  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
  • Family Balancing by Gender Selection
  • Chromosomal Translocation discovered in Partner’s Genetic Screening
  • Specific X-Linked Disorders
The following links will direct you to well known companies that perform the testing on the samples. There, you can read more detailed information about this option.

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Delaware Valley Institute of Fertility & Genetics
Centers in South New Jersey

Marlton Fertility Office
6000 Sagemore Drive, Suite 6102
Marlton NJ 08053
 856-988-0056 Fax
2950 College Drive, Suite 2B
Vineland NJ 08360
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