PGD Procedure

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 be preformed.
  • 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 appointment.


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