Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
For couples who are known carriers of genetic mutations caused by single gene defects such as Thalassemia, Haemophilia or Duchenne muscular dystrophy etc.,
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis or PGD can help in distinguishing embryos which are healthy from embryos that are affected with the specific genetic disease, thus allowing such couples to have disease free babies. PGD coupled with IVF therefore can help in ensuring that such couples seeking pregnancy can completely avoid the possibility of having to undergo a pregnancy termination in case of an affected fetus.
Who is it for?
We at IVF, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital have one of the largest PGD programs presently in the country, having experience in treating a variety of genetic disorders with varying degrees of complexity. Some of the conditions we have treated successfully are:
For patients who have not previously received any genetic counselling or seen by a doctor, we recommend consultations with our team of Clinical Geneticists at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, prior to the start of the PGD process. They will be able to advise you on the appropriateness of PGD versus other reproductive options. If further testing is required for goind ahead with PGD, we can arrange this for you.