PGD patient pathway - a step by step guide to the PGD process at CARE Fertility
Medical referral and registration as a CARE patient.
Obtain mutation analysis, if possible.
Attend consultation and counselling at CARE.
Design and optimisation of PGD test using blood samples or cheek swabs.
This can take up to 12 weeks depending on the disease and the mutation.
If the disease is one for which CARE are already licensed to test for, we would arrange a PGD Review Consultation to proceed with treatment.
If the disease is one for which we do not already hold a license then an HFEA application would be required. Approval can take up to 3 months following submission. When received, we would then book a PGD Review Consultation to proceed with treatment.
This is the first stage of the IVF cycle up to the second day after egg recovery (Day 2).
Embryo Biopsy (Day 3)
Transfer of embryos identified as being free of the inherited genetic disease (usually Day 5).
Pregnancy testing at 14-16 days after embryo transfer.