Fertility Solutions is proud to offer three new Advanced Diagnostic IVF Plans. These packages are designed to meet the needs of patients who require Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in coordination with their in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle.
PGD is a screening method which identifies embryos that are free of genetic disorders and have the correct number of chromosomes. PGD helps maximize the success of embryo implantation post-IVF treatment and prevents certain genetic diseases and disorders from being passed down to the baby. This is a remarkable opportunity from those who may have chosen not to have a biological child because of concerns over their genetic background.
Patients who wish to utilize PGD now have three different packages to choose from with Fertility Solutions. These packages range from a single IVF cycle plan to a three IVF cycle plan, with discounts of more than $5,000 off our regular rates.
If you are interested in learning more about our Advanced Diagnostic IVF Plans, please contact Fertility Solutions.
Am I a candidate for PGD?
PGD is recommended for certain situations, which can include if you and/or your partner:
• Have an inheritable genetic condition
• Have an inheritable chromosomal abnormality
• Have experienced unsuccessful IVF cycles in the past
• Have experienced recurrent miscarriage
• Have elected gender selection for medical reasons
• Have a specific racial or ethnic background (certain ethnicities are more prone to specific genetic conditions)
It’s important to consult with your fertility specialist in order to determine if there is a need for PGD. Common genetic conditions in which PGD is recommended include sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis (CF), thalassemia, Tay-Sachs disease, Huntington’s disease, hemophilia, neurofibromatosis, muscular dystrophy, and Down syndrome.
The PGD process
PGD takes place right before the embryo transfer stage of an IVF cycle. One of the cells from an eight-cell embryo is removed, and this cell is tested for abnormalities. The healthiest embryos are selected and then used in the transfer process.