“By applying the latest scientific breakthroughs to evaluate the genetics of an embryo before the embryo transfer — preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) at euroCARE IVF is used to prevent certain diseases or disorders from being passed on to the child.”
— euroCARE IVF
PGD in North Cyprus
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a cutting-edge, exceedingly precise fertility treatment used for genetic diagnosis — detecting gender abnormalities in embryos.
Genetic testing and assisted reproduction have converged with the introduction of PGD technology that allows parents to choose which embryos to implant in the based on genetic test results.
Expert geneticists at euroCARE IVF Center in North Cyprus are world-renowned for their expertise in testing for some of the most complicated disorders today.
PGD in Cyprus can punctiliously monitor over 50 genetic diseases, including Cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, and Hemophilia A and B.
euroCARE IVF also implements Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), which allows you to choose the gender of your baby and to screen for numerical chromosomal abnormalities.
Good Candidates for PGD Treatment
PGD may be optional for:
- Couples who have had a previous birth of a child with a single-gene defect, such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia and Huntington disease.
- Couples who have a family history of diseases, which are passed to the child through the mother. Recessive disorders include hemophilia and most neuromuscular dystrophies. Dominant disorders include Rhett syndrome and vitamin D – resistant rickets.
- Couples in which both partners are carriers of a certain genetic disease or who are at risk for passing on inherited genetic disease to their offspring.
- Women of advanced reproductive age and couples who have had recurrent pregnancy loss due to chromosomal aneuploidy.
Stages of PGD Procedure
PGD at euroCARE IVF in North Cyprus is a multidimensional process involving egg extraction, in vitro fertilization, cell biopsy, genetic analysis, and embryo transfer.
1 | Egg Retrieval
Eggs are removed from the mother after she has been given drugs to stimulate egg production and are fertilized in the laboratory.
2 | DNA Retrieval
DNA is extracted from the cell. This material in the cell is what’s passed on from the parents to the child.
3 | Analyze Genetic Code
Each cell in an eight cell stage embryo contains that embryo’s entire genetic code. By using the biopsied cell for PGD testing, our expert specialists analyze the genetic code to determine if a disorder exists in that specific embryo.
4 | Embryo Transfer
When an embryo that is found to be healthy and free of genetic disorders, the IVF cycle may continue and the embryo transfer will take place.
If a genetic disorder is identified, our euroCARE IVF doctors use the necessary information to select only the embryos with the lowest risk for carrying this disease.
Tests Available with PGD
North Cyprus allows the use of PGD for detecting gender abnormalities. PGD can identify the presence of the following disorders:
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), Alport’s Syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Becker Muscular Dystrophy, Beta-Thalassemia, Bruton’s Agammaglobulinemia, Centronuclear Myopathy, Cerebellar Ataxia Coffin Lowry Syndrome, Colour Blindness, Complete and Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (CAIS and PAIS), Hirshsprung’s Disease, Congenital Cystic Fibrosis, Congenital Hydrocephalus, Down Syndrome, Duchenne, Muscular Dystrophy, Fabry’s Disease, Factor 9 Deficiency, Factor 8 Deficiency, Fragile X Syndrome, Friedrich’s Ataxia, Gardener Syndrome, Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency (G6PD), Glycogen Storage Disease, Happle Syndrome, Haemophilia A and B, Hunter’s syndrome, Huntington’s Chorea, Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism, Diabetes Insipidus (DI), Kennedy Disease, XXY (Klinefelter’s Syndrome), Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome (LNS), Lowe Syndrome, Marfan Syndrome, Menkes Disease, Nasodigitoacoustic Syndrome, Nonsyndromic Deafness and X-linked Nonsyndromic Deafness, Norrie Disease, Occipital Horn Syndrome, Prostate Cancer, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Rett Syndrome, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Siderius X-linked Mental Retardation Syndrome, Simpson-Golabi-Behmel Syndrome, Tay-Sachs Disease, Turner Syndrome, Von Willebrand Disease, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome, Agammaglobulinemia, Hypophosphatemia, Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), and Sideroblastic Anaemia.
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