Center for Assisted Reproduction

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis - PGD

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis at CARE Fertility in Dallas, Fort Worth

Microscopic IVF imageCARE Fertility offers preimplantation genetic diagnosis, PGD this technique involves taking multiple cells from a newly developing embryo and analyzing its genetic makeup. This test helps to find chromosomal and genetic disorders early. It is an excellent opportunity for couples who are at risk for transmitting genetic disease to their children.

PGD must be done in conjunction with in vitro fertilization. PGD helps the Center for Assisted Reproduction (CARE Fertility) embryologists to choose the healthiest embryos for implantation, thereby increasing the chance of successful pregnancy and reducing the chance of genetic problems in the baby.  

PGD is performed in the lab during the IVF process. After the egg and sperm are mixed in the lab, the resultant embryos are allowed to grow for several days. Cells from the developing embryos are then extracted from each embryo and its genetic makeup is analyzed.

PGD can screen for genetic abnormalities that can cause miscarriage or that may prevent pregnancy from occurring while also checking for certain chromosomal or single gene diseases, such as Down's Syndrome or Sickle Cell Anemia. It is a powerful new technology that is only available at cutting-edge facilities like the Center for Assisted Reproduction.

PGD is most commonly utilized to screen for chromosomal abnormalities or aneuploidy screening.  CARE offers optimized technology that can detect abnormalities in all 24 chromosomes.  In addition, embryo biopsy is performed on day 5 of embryo culture which enables the embryologist to remove multiple cells increasing the precision of the test.  Screening results are available in less than 24 hours of embryos biopsy allowing a fresh embryo transfer to occur on day 6 of embryo culture.

PGD and Its Applications

Dr. Kevin discusses how PGD can help screen for healthy embryos and enhance patients' chances of successful treatment.

CARE Fertility had the first pregnancy in the region following embryo biopsy and PGD testing for cystic fibrosis.

Contact CARE Fertility for more information regarding PGD in the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas area.

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Bedford Office

1701 Park Place Ave
Bedford, TX 76022

Open Today 7:00am - 5:00pm

Fax: (817) 267-0522. Please note that weekend hours are available only for patients currently undergoing treatment. Office hours are occasionally subject to change.

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1250 8th Ave
Ste 365
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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