Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), are genetic tests that help identify embryos suitable for transfer back to the uterus in an IVF cycle. The term “PGD” is often used as a catch-all phrase for all cases where a cell is removed from an embryo for genetic testing prior to placing or transferring the embryo back to the uterus.
Those patients with a known genetic abnormality, such as a single gene defect, undergo PGD. Those for whom this technology is a tool to help screen embryos for an abnormal number of chromosomes (as in the case of women over the age of 38 or with a history of recurrent pregnancy loss) are said to be having screening done, hence the use of the term Preimplantation Genetic Screening/PGS.
To read more about this topic please see the accompanying article in the LifeQuest newsletter: What is PGD / PGS?
If you have additional questions or would like more information about PGD/PGS at LifeQuest, please contact Karen Spitzer, PGD/PGS Coordinator, at 416-506-9203 or
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We have exciting news to share. LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine & TCART Fertility
Partners have merged to form a new clinical practice named TRIO.
TRIO will be an industry leader in innovation and patient care. Our vision and practice is expressed in our simple mission
statement: "Advancing Reproductive Care".
The familiar team that has cared for you in the past will remain in place at TRIO but we have brought together a larger and broader
team with complementary skills and expertise.
Our combined offices and clinical facilities will be at 655 Bay Street, Toronto on the 11th and 18th floors.
For those of you who are visiting our satellite clinics, our locations remain the same.
TCART will move offices to TRIO on November 1st, 2015.
For further information you may call us at 416.506.0804 or email email@example.com.