This technique enables certain genetic abnormalities in embryos to be detected. On the third day, one or two cells will be removed from a well-developed embryo for genetic testing. On the fourth or fifth day we get the results of these tests, allowing us to select those embryos that do not have the particular abnormality.
Attention! This technique can only detect previously known and investigated abnormalities and is therefore no guarantee that a child born after PGD will be free from abnormalities.
Practical info : for the application of this technique, an appointment is made at the medical genetics centre of Leuven university hospital.