Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening in NY
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is the first type of genetic testing available to fertility patients with The NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York (NYU Langone RSofNY). A PGD tests for specific diseases that have the potential to develop during the fetal growth of a child. These conditions are generally referred to as genetic mutations causing a variety of physical or internal malformations that can affect the human body. NYU Langone RSofNY understands that the nature of the human body is incredibly complex, but we’re here to simplify your family planning. Our patients will undergo a thorough genetic screening before any fertility treatment takes place to assess the risk of disease transmission from parent to child.
Diagnosing a Genetic Condition
Often times a patient may already be aware of their family history in regards to being a carrier, however, a preimplantation genetic diagnosis will help solidify the facts for patients in doubt. To begin the procedure, blood work from both partners – and even the child in question – is taken and sent to a laboratory for genetic testing. This advanced diagnostic approach will decide the appropriate test for the family. In some cases, an embryo biopsy may be required for further testing to assess the child’s developmental future from embryo to birth.
PGD Success Rates
Preimplantation Genetic Testing Study
In partnership with Stony Brook University and The New School, NYU Langone RSofNY is conducing a research study to analyze the psychological aspects of why individuals choose to receive a PGT or PGD. This is a voluntary opportunity for men and women who have received or considered preimplantation genetic testing in the past six months. You will be surveyed anonymously as we investigate the concerns and additional underlying factors throughout the decision-making process. If interested in joining helping with our research, contact our study team today.
Fertility Programs Near You
The NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York is dedicated to providing fertility programs to patients in need of comprehensive family planning assistance. We hold ourselves to only the highest level of care and the NYU Langone RSofNY team embraces this goal for the betterment of our patients. We’re currently servicing those in the greater New York metropolitan area to enhance their quality of life and ease the stress of starting a family. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more how NYU Langone RSofNY can help you.