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Is it necessary for the pregnant woman to carry out all the genetic tests?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 11/16/2016

During IVF, PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) is recommended to rule out embryos with chromosomal alterations.

During pregnancy, invasive tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic biopsy allow reliable diagnoses, but always involve a small risk. Therefore, genetic testing is not mandatory in low-risk pregnant women.

The selection criteria of the pregnant woman (age, state of health, habits, previous gestation experience...) serve to rule out the greatest number of risk factors.

The gynaecologist will determine which tests are necessary in each case.

Suggested for you: Surrogate Medical Follow-Up Before and During Pregnancy.

 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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