This technique allows a genetic study of an embryo developed by In Vitro reproduction techniques, prior to its transfer. It is mainly used in pairs with:
- Cases of repeated abortion with genetic diseases, diagnosed in the embryo.
- Previous child with severe genetic condition.
- Family history of serious genetic conditions, transmissible to offspring.
A clinical history is made to the couple including a complete genetic evaluation, evaluating in each case the possibility of performing DGPI.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis looks for genetic and chromosomal problems that place the couple at risk of congenital defects or miscarriage.