CCRM is pleased to offer preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a form of genetic testing that allows couples at risk for single gene disorders to have embryos tested before a pregnancy is established. PGD is performed in conjunction with IVF.
PGD can be performed for any preexisting known inherited, single gene disorder including autosomal recessive (eg, cystic fibrosis), autosomal dominant (eg, Huntington disease) and X-linked (eg, fragile X) disorders. PGD involves molecular testing of biopsied embryonic cells with only the embryos identified to be free of the indicated genetic disorder selected for transfer to the patient’s uterus. Thousands of unaffected children have been born worldwide from PGD for over 100 different single gene disorders.
For more information regarding PGD, please contact (303) 788-8300.