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Does preimplantation genetic diagnosis screen for all diseases?

Are all known abnormalities screened for or are only specific conditions checked?

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Replied on 11/30/2009

By: Boston IVF  |  Michael Alper, MD
Steven Bayer, MD
Alan Penzias, MD
Kim Thornton, MD
Merle Berger, MD
Rita Sneeringer, MD

Waltham, MA


No, only specific ones (one disease at a time ie- Cystic Fibrosis) or for aneuploidy screening ( can screen for all 24 chromosomes). It can only screen for known genetic mutations or for chromosome abnormalities


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