Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) assesses embryos to help prevent the transmission of an inherited genetic disorder to children. If parents-to-be are concerned about passing on a genetic condition to their children due to known carrier status, personal history of a balanced reciprocal translocation, or a family history of a genetic condition, they may want to pursue PGD in conjunction with IVF.
Karyomapping, our rapid PGD solution for single gene disorders, provides an informative and reliable assay for couples interested in PGD.
By identifying IVF embryos that most likely do not carry a particular genetic disorder*, PGD can:
Karyomapping is an advanced PGD technique for informed IVF embryo selection. Scientists in China used karyomapping to identify balanced translocation carriers and chromosomal abnormalities in blastocysts. They discuss the potential for this technique to limit IVF failure due to translocations.Read Interview
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A couple may be interested in PGD if they are concerned about passing on a known single-gene condition to their children due to one of the following reasons:
Karyomapping screens embryos for single-gene conditions from a single embryonic cell. Embryos that have not inherited the defective gene can be identified and considered for transfer.*
Genetic screening with karyomapping offers:
*No test has 100% detection rate and/or 0% false positive rate. Each laboratory is responsible for establishing test performance.