Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
The first type of genetic testing, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) tests for a specific disease, usually a genetic mutation, which the patient may already know is in their family history. Because a thorough genetic screening is completed on all patients prior to treatment, occasionally a risk of disease transmission is only discovered during infertility treatment.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening in New York
Usually, bloodwork from both the male and female partner (and any affected offspring) are sent to the genetics laboratory in advance to begin the process of designing an appropriate test for that family. This does require some advance planning.
Preimplantation Genetic Testing Study
RSofNY is conducting a research study with Stony Brook University and The New School. This is a voluntary study for women and men who are thinking about, have chosen to do, or have chosen not to do preimplantation genetic testing within the past 6 months. The study is anonymous and online. The purpose of this study is to investigate considerations, concerns, and factors underlying the decision-making process about whether to use PGT testing. Visit here to learn more!