Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis services
Coronavirus update and advice: pre-implantation genetic diagnosis service
Due to increased demand on the hospital because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are having to make significant changes to our services.
Unfortunately, after clinical review, the pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) service across clinical genetics will be temporarily restricting some activity.
We will continue to accept new referrals and support patients in the current pathway but our response times will be longer. If you do have an appointment, it is important you still attend. Failing to attend an appointment may delay your treatment and, in some cases, can result in discharge from our service.
We know that the disruption to our PGD service due to coronavirus (COVID-19) is challenging for patients who are waiting or about to start their treatment journey. The self-care: counselling and support during the COVID-19 pandemic article on the Bionews website may help you to make sense of how you are feeling and has useful tips for self-care during this time.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is available to couples who are at risk of having a child with a specific genetic or chromosome.