PGD – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a technique that is performed on the embryo before it is implanted in the womb. PGD provides information on the condition of each of the embryos conceived and only allows the healthy ones to be transferred to the womb.
In order to do this we have two techniques available: Comparative Genomic Hybridization-arrays (Array-CGH) and FISH-24.
The PGD technique is the result of the combination of in vitro fertilisation and genetic analysis.
It benefits three groups of patients:
- Patients with infertility problems
- Patients with a caryotipe alteration
- Patients with hereditary diseases
Institut Marquès is an international reference centre for PGD that works with an inherent Genetics laboratory.
Patients from over 50 countries attend it as they know their chances of pregnancy are increased by means of the technique.