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PGD/PGS

Preimplantation Genetic Testing

Preimplantation genetic testing refers to the genetic testing of embryos prior to when they are placed in the uterus. Both PGD/PGS involve the same technique for the removal of a cell from an embryo that was created using In vitro fertilization (IVF). This testing is performed in order to determine if certain genetic anomalies are present in the embryo such as genes for diseases (PGD) or abnormal chromosome number known as aneuploidy (PGS).