PGD Laboratory

Advantages of GIVF PGD


  • Trusted leader in PGD since 1993
  • First laboratory in the world to perform PGD for an autosomal dominant disease (Marfan syndrome). The first laboratory in the world to achieve a pregnancy following PGD for spinal muscular atrophy Type I (SMA-I)
  • Staff professionals certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, Clinical Genetics, and Medical Genetics
  • Expanded team of molecular geneticists
  • Staff of board-certified genetic counselors
  • CLIA certified high complexity laboratory
  • Training provided for off-site staff in embryo biopsy and cell preparation.

Rapid results

  • Available to your physician prior to fresh embryo transfer
  • Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Genetic specialists

  • Director of Operation: Jiming Zhou, PhD
  • Medical Director: Harvey J. Stern, MD. PhD, FACMG
  • Laboratory Directors: Wayne Stanley, PhD, FACMG; Brian D. Mariani, PhD, and Veronica Novik, PhD
  • Our staff of experienced board-certified genetic counselors is also available for support and assistance with the coordination of your PGD cycle