When a Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is performed, a cell is removed from the embryo (biopsy) in order to examine its DNA to find potential genetic diseases. It allows for the selection of healthy embryos to be transferred to the uterus of the gestational surrogate, and the subsequent birth of a child who is free from genetic diseases or abnormalities.
Process of PGD in surrogacy
By Andrea Rodrigo (embryologist), Mark P. Trolice MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE (gynecologist) and Sandra F. (babygest staff).
Last Update: 06/06/2018