Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Procedure
Embryo Biopsy Analysis Performed at Palm Beach Fertility Center
Deciding to undergo
in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is a commitment that our team at Palm Beach Fertility Center admires greatly.
You persevered even though you faced difficulty with achieving a pregnancy
and we are here to support you every step of the way. We understand the
importance of keeping you informed and ensuring your questions and concerns
are adequately addressed.
What Is PGD?
The IVF process is quite complicated and involves many different steps.
During IVF treatment, you will need to undergo the preimplantation genetic
diagnosis (PGD), which is where we screen the embryos to determine gender
or for any genetic disorders. The main purpose of PGD is to ensure embryos
are not showing signs of disorders before we make the transfer, especially
if your family is at high risk of inheriting one.
With more than 20 years of experience in practice, Dr. Mark Denker is an
expert at this process.
Contact us now to discuss your specific situation.
The Embryo Biopsy Process at Palm Beach Fertility Center
PGD is performed on embryos in a laboratory, which means that the test
is always performed in conjunction with the in-vitro fertilization cycle.
In order to help us screen the embryos before they are transferred, it
is possible to remove a cell so that the genetic material can be easily analyzed.
The steps of the embryo biopsy process typically go as follows:
- Egg retrieval is performed using an ultrasound-guided needle.
- Combined with the partner’s sperm in the IVF Laboratory and placed
in the incubator for fertilization and embryo growth to the 8 cell stage.
- Next, one or two cells will be biopsied from the embryo(s) and PGD will
- Normal embryos are transferred to the mother’s uterus on day 5-6
following egg retrieval.
We understand how confusing PGD and embryo biopsy can seem, which is why
we are always here to answer your questions. Dr. Mark Denker will address
all of your concerns - call us now at (888) 819-5177 to make an