How we work (Transport PGD)
GENOMA provides PGD analysis to IVF centers, including PGD
of aneuploidy for advanced maternal age (such as Down
syndrome), repeated IVF failure, recurrent spontaneous
abortions, chromosome translocations and inversions, as well
as PGD for single gene defects (such as Cystic fibrosis, ?-Thalasaemia),
PGD for HLA matching, PGD for late on-set disorders (such us
Huntinghton) PGD for inherited predisposition to cancer
(such us Retinoblastoma, Neurofibromatosis, Li-Fraumeni
syndrome) and many other genetic conditions.
We also provide embryologist that can perform embryo biopsy
and cell processing.
Patients interested in PGD services can contact an IVF
center for which we provide services or directly contact our
genetic counselor for an in depth discussion of your case.
How we work
GENOMA accepts PGD cases from any IVF clinic around the
world. Following biopsy on day 3 of embryo growth, one or
two cells are removed. Individual blastomeres are then
placed inside a test tube for PCR testing or spread on
slides in preparation for FISH testing, and shipped to our
Center for analysis. We use a special courier service,
available for all European countries, able to deliver cells
within 3-6 h from their shipment.
We accept samples throughout the year, and we can complete
the diagnosis within 6-8 hours from receipt in the
laboratory, for aneuploidy screening or translocation, or
approximately within 24 hours for single gene disorders.
Other applications, e.g. preimplantation HLA matching might
require over 24h to achieve the results, that will be
available certainly in time for a day-4 or day 5 transfer.