Our Tests

RGI offers a comprehensive test menu of PGD and embryology services. At RGI, we have been performing PGD since its inception in 1990. We pioneered the polar body removal technology and are one of the most active centers offering PGD in the world. Our laboratory staff has extensive experience in the most current, state-of-the-art PGD techniques.

Currently, we are able to perform PGD for many genetic conditions, including single gene disorders, chromosomal abnormalities, and HLA matching. In addition, we feature a comprehensive embryology lab in our center.

What is PGD/PGS?

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is the diagnosis of a genetic condition prior to achievement of a pregnancy. Developed in the early 1990's, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a way for couples to prevent a pregnancy affected by a genetic condition or chromosomal disorder. There are various types of PGD available, depending on the needs of the individual couple. This form of genetic testing is performed on eggs or embryos during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. The embryos that have been analyzed and are found to be normal are transferred into the woman's uterus, where they will hopefully implant and result in the birth of a healthy child.

Please continue on to find detailed descriptions of RGI's PGD services.