Lab tests (genetics)
Leopolis Med offers two vital lab tests Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Pre-genetic Screening PGS for intended couples. Many childless couples opt for this high-precision screening tests mainly to rule out any genetic abnormalities in the embryo created through IVF. Couples having a child with a genetic disorder may consider PGD in IVF.
Many times, a couple intends to have a child of a specific gender to maintain gender balance in the family or to prevent a genetic disorder. However, many countries do not legally permit PGD beyond any serious medical necessity. Ukraine allows PGD regulated by the order of the Ministry of Health.
One thing is to be noted that PGD cannot guarantee 100% genetically healthy embryos. Of 4000 single gene disorders, PGD can help in ruling out the possibility of only a few namely Myotonic Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, Thalassemia, Fragile X and Tay Sachs.