Preimplantation Genetic Screening & Diagnosis (PGS & PGD)
Kimberly Cotter is an experienced nurse and patient care coordinator at Women & Infants’ Fertility Center. In the accompanying video she discusses preimplantation screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Both PGS and PGD are procedures that are often performed with an IVF (in vitro fertilization) cycle.
Women & Infants’ Fertility Center offers the latest in IVF technology and infertility treatments. PGS and PGD evaluate embryos for genetic defects prior to selecting an embryo to transfer back into a woman’s uterus. PGD tests for specific genetic defects, such as cystic fibrosis, while PGS tests an embryo for an abnormal number of chromosomes that can lead to such birth defects as Down syndrome. Both tests aim to ensure implantation of only a healthy embryo(s).