Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before implantation and pregnancy.
Carrier screening is one of many tests that provides information to you and your doctor about your reproductive risks prior to or during pregnancy. With each pregnancy there is a small chance of having a baby with a severe genetic disorder. Carrier screening helps determine what this chance is for you.
Genetic counseling helps you understand and use the results of genetic testing to make informed decisions. Find out if these tests are right for you.
A genetic evaluation can sometimes uncover the reason for infertility which can help identify if there are treatment options available. Discover other reasons why you should meet with a genetic counselor.
Genetic screening may help identify couples who have an increased risk of age-related or familial genetic disorders and birth defects. This fact sheet was published by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.