1165.1 - Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) assessment

Page last updated: 03 August 2017

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

PGD 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 Condition

PGD 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 Application

New MBS item

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Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 431 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 208 KB)

Meetings for this Application




7 - 8 February 2017


6 - 7 April 2017