Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

This test; It is especially applied to couples at risk of single gene diseases such as cystic fibrosis, thalassemia / sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and balanced structural chromosome disorder. For example, the presence of balanced structural translocation in the mother and father leads to the formation of genetically unbalanced sperm or eggs. If this sperm and egg are fertilized, it can result in a chromosomally abnormal embryo. Such a situation in the embryo can lead to embryo death, miscarriage or the birth of a child with serious medical problems.

Who should have Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)?

Detection of a single gene disease carrier that is likely to be passed on to the baby in the screenings performed in at least one of the couples (having rearranged structural chromosome carrier; translocation, inversion, deletion).
- It is recommended to have this screening in case of having a child with a single gene disease (such as cystic fibrosis, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia).

What are their Advantages?

The results obtained from Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis help to reveal some advantages. These are:
- Choosing the best and healthy embryo to be transferred contributes to the increase in the success rate in pregnancy.
- It is aimed to reduce the risk of miscarriage.
- It is ensured that the embryo to be frozen or eliminated is decided.
- It is aimed to encourage patients who have chromosomally normal embryos but could not conceive.

You can ask the expert team of Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals about preimplantation genetic diagnosis and ask for suggestions about your question. To contact us, you can use the contact form on our website or call 0850 711 60 60.

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