In case PGD is indicated, the embryos chosen for the transfer would be free from genetic abnormalities, so the chances for amniocentesis to be necessary are very low, as in principle there is no reason why one should suspect about the presence of genetic diseases when pregnant. So, broadly speaking, we can say that PGD would remove the need for an amnio test to be done.
Would an amnio test become unnecessary if PGD is done?
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 11/09/2016
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.