Monash IVF is one of the few centres in Australia which specialises in offering Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) as treatment options for couples at increased risk of passing a chromosome abnormality or specific genetic disease on to their children.
These treatments involve screening IVF generated embryos for genetic conditions prior to embryo transfer; and enable the genetic status of an embryo to be accurately determined before a pregnancy is established.
Today, the peace of mind PGD testing provides is proving extremely valuable for:
Couples with advanced maternal age (>36)
Couples who have experienced repeated miscarriage
Couples who have experienced repeated IVF failure
Couples who have previously had a pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality
Couples at risk of passing a single gene disorder on to their children
Couples at risk of having children with a particular X-linked disorder
Couples where one partner carries a balanced chromosomal rearrangement (eg: translocation)