PGD for Detection of Unbalanced Chromosome Rearrangements
Improve your chances for a successful IVF cycle and a healthy pregnancy.
If you or your partner carries a balanced chromosomal rearrangement, also called a translocation, you may have experienced miscarriage, infertility, or the birth of a child with chromosomal abnormalities. Fortunately, it is still possible to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
People with balanced translocations often aren’t even aware of the condition, as they typically experience no symptoms. However, people who carry balanced chromosome rearrangements are at a higher risk of creating eggs or sperm with an unbalanced chromosome state, leading to embryos with unbalanced chromosome rearrangements. These chromosomal abnormalities often lead to failed implantation, miscarriage or, in rare cases, the birth of a baby with birth defects or mental retardation.
Improve your chances for a healthy baby with PGD for Detection of Unbalanced Chromosome Rearrangements in addition to 24 Chromosome Aneuploidy Screening with Parental Support (PGS). PGD is a specialized laboratory test used during in vitro fertilization to identify embryos with normal or balanced chromosomes. Natera’s testing method uses a proprietary technology called Parental Support, which examines the translocation, in addition to all the remaining chromosomes, and delivers results that are typically >99% accurate. This test helps your IVF doctor to determine which embryos to transfer to raise your prospects for implantation, pregnancy, and the birth of a healthy child.