What are the Costs Associated With PGD Testing?

Dr. Randy Morris

What are the Costs Associated With PGD Testing?

Dr. Randy Morris

PGD Costs

Today’s sophisticated Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) is completely focused on helping you have a healthy baby. IVF1 – under the guided experience of founder and medical director Dr. Randy Morris – is striving to ensure you build a healthy family through the phenomenal technology of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) – preimplantation testing.PGD is more accurately described by Dr. Randy Morris as preimplantation testing conducted simultaneously with an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle. Preimplantation testing is the more appropriate term used to differentiate genetic testing from the other vast array of ART testing services conducted by Dr. Randy Morris.

PGD Testing Costs

At IVF1, an IVF cycle with preimplantation testing averages a cost of $25,000. IVF1 offers preimplantation testing and preimplantation diagnosis of up to four embryos for $2,500, and $250 for every embryo thereafter. Like in a standard IVF cycle procedure, a woman’s eggs are surgically retrieved and each egg is individually fertilized through a process called intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) – a process in which a single sperm is injected into each egg. The fertilized eggs are then monitored as cells multiply and embryos are developed.The term preimplantation genetic diagnosis is used to describe when one or both parents carry a gene mutation or a balanced chromosomal rearrangement. Testing is conducted to diagnose whether a mutation or an unbalanced chromosome has been transmitted to and making up the developing embryos.The process of preimplantation screening takes place to have developing embryos evaluated for having too many or too few chromosomes.

Hereditary Disease and PGD

The biopsied cells from an embryo can be tested for a gene that has the tendency to produce a particular hereditary disease.

  • Normal embryo – no hereditary disease
  • Affected embryo – hereditary disease is present

A person who may be an unaffected carrier of a hereditary disease is one who has the ability to pass the disease on to his/her children without personally being affected with the typical signs and symptoms of the disease.

IVF and Preimplantation Testing

Before an embryo is transferred into a woman’s uterus, preimplantation testing can be used to identify and screen out embryos affected by a genetic disease or chromosomal abnormality. An embryo with a genetic disease or chromosomal abnormalities typically will not attach to the lining of a woman’s uterus. If an abnormal embryo does attach, it will likely miscarry.

Preimplantation testing is used to screen an embryo for potential chromosomal abnormalities because:

  • All women have some percentage of eggs that are abnormal
  • All men have some percentage of sperm that are abnormal

The percentage of abnormal embryos produced result from a variety of factors that include the age and health history of the parents.

IVF1 and Cost-Efficient Preimplantation Testing

Discover how you can enhance your success of conceiving a healthy baby through IVF in conjunction with preimplantation testing at IVF1 and PGD.

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