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 Number1165
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