Genetic Screenings

Detecting Genetic Defects and Diseases

Each cell in your body contains chromosomes, which contain your genetic material in genes. Within each cell there are thousands of genes. We inherit 23 pairs of chromosomes from our parents and genetic disease is caused by an abnormality of a gene or entire chromosome. These abnormalities include:

  • The absence of a gene
  • Too many genes or a partially developed gene
  • Missing chromosomes or extra chromosomes
  • The human body prefers the exact number of genes, completely intact. If this is not the case, genetic abnormalities occur, which can lead to miscarriage or the birth of a child with a congenital disease or defect

Genetic Screenings We Offer

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Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) is the newest technology in genetic screening that analyzes genetic material from an embryo to determine its genetic make-up. CGH is able to screen for more genetic problems and has a faster turnaround time than PGD.

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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis is a diagnostic test performed with in vitro fertilization (IVF) to find out if the embryo(s) have genetic diseases or chromosomal abnormalities.

Our Doctor

Eva Littman

As the Founder and Practice Director of Red Rock Fertility Center, Dr. Eva Littman has successfully guided the center to produce many successful pregnancies. Dr. Littman also specializes in challenging cases where the patient has less than a five percent chance of pregnancy and helps them welcome new lives into their families.