Gender Selection: PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) ~100% Accuracy~
This technology enables our expert staff to genetically evaluate the embryos before we transfer them into the womb. As the first step of gender selection, the embryos should be on Day 3 embryos which display 4 to 10 cells and a single nucleus so that we can apply PGD. Removing one or two cells from embryos with suitable morphology with the aid of a biopsy pi
pette is the first step. Afterwards, the appropriate genetic examination starts. You may wonder whether this procedure is harmful to the embryo. Actually, according to the experts, it does not compromise subsequent embryo development as long as we perform the procedure properly and gently. Depending on the result of PGD, transferring embryos with normal genetic content to the patient is the last step.
We apply ~Gender Selection: PGD~ under these circumstances;
- after a minimum of two to three failed attempts
- recurrent miscarriages
- hereditary disease in the family history
- advanced maternal age (You can also check our article “Age Factor“
- sex chromosomes transmitting diseases
- HLA (human leukocyte antigen) typing
- Sex selection (family balancing)
Gender Selection: PGD PROCEDURE:
The first step is the biopsy procedure. An experienced embryologist performs it in the laboratory. He or she takes the biopsy from the polar body of the egg before and/or after fertilization or from the cells of the embryo. The latter is more extensively used. Subsequently, he or she removes one or two cells from the embryos with the aid of a pipette.
The second step is the fixation procedure. He or she fix the cells removed from the embryos onto glass slides. The exposion of their genetic content is the next step. Later on, the genetic laboratory evaluates the results.
Second, PCR (polymerase chain reaction) technique: