Description of Medical ServicePGD is a technique which is applied within the in vitro fertilisation (IVF) process, to detect whether an embryo created in vitro has a specific genetic defect. PGD is defined as: testing of cells from pre-implantation embryos for the detection of genetic and/or chromosomal disorders before embryo transfer.
Description of Medical ConditionPGD is used by couples who know that they carry a serious genetic disorder (and are therefore at risk of having affected offspring) to have a child free of the disorder.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application NumberNot Applicable
PICO ConfirmationFinal Protocol (PDF 1166 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 1256 KB)
Assessment Report1165 Assessment of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PDF 1696 KB)
1165 Assessment of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (Word 1436 KB)
Public Summary DocumentPublic Summary Document - Application No. 1165 – Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) assessment (PDF 530 KB)
Public Summary Document - Application No. 1165 – Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) assessment (Word 688 KB)
Meetings for this Application
PASC12 to 13 December 2013
16 to 17 April 2014