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Genetics and PGD

One child in every 50 babies born inherits a genetic condition that can often have a devastating impact, not only on child but also the family.  Detecting if an inherited genetic disease before pregnancy is becoming an increasingly precise science.  Preconception testing can identify healthy carriers at genetic risk, whilst preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) can be offered to couples wishing to avoid the risk of having a child with a genetic disease.

The Bridge Centre uses a comprehensive, focused male and female questionnaire and consultation with a clinician to recognise couples at genetic risk. Following a review of your family history, genetic tests may be recommended and the implications of the test results for you and your wider family will be carefully explained.

If indicated, we offer:
• Specific genetic tests relating to infertility
• Karyotyping (chromosome analysis) to identify any chromosome abnormalities
• Carrier testing for specific genetic diseases based on ethnic background and family history

The Bridge team has over 25 years experience in assisting infertility patients with Preimplantation Genetic Analysis

Over 1000 cases including:
• Over 700 Anueploidy
• Over 100 Translocation
• Over 100 Single Gene disorders

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