Until Karyomapping, PGD IVF tests had to be tailor-made for each couple. This required months of work, and the wait was long and tedious. Karyomapping is a universal test for all genetic disorders, which reduces the waiting time to just a few weeks.
Initial assessment: This is performed to identify whether you are a suitable candidate for Karyomapping. This assessment includes a detailed medical interview where your family history is examined closely for genetic defects.
Collection of DNA samples: These are collected either through saliva or blood. Samples from both partners and selected family members who carry the familial disorder are collected.
Chromosome test: The test examines the chromosomes of the parents, looking for the unique features of the defective gene. It is then possible to test embryos produced using IVF for the presence of this fingerprint.
This procedure is best suited when-