Laboratory for preimplantation testing opened at Skopje Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Laboratory for preimplantation testing opened at Skopje Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and the ministers of education and health, Spiro Ristovski and Nikola Todorov, visited Saturday the University Clinic of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Skopje, where a laboratory for cytogenetic, prenatal and preimplantation testing has been installed.

The investment, estimated at 18 million denars, is part of a project of the Ministry of Education and Science for equipping laboratories at state higher education institutions.

Education Minister Ristovski said the laboratory was of critical importance for adequate and healthy in vitro fertilization.

"Parents with a risk to pass some king of disease to a child will be subjected to prenatal examination as a preventive measure. The instruments in the lab enhance the quality of the process to examine and prevent all illnesses that might occur during a child's growth and development," he stated.

Doctor Bratica Lazovska, a specialist in medical genetics, said the laboratory would offer better services at the clinic, including cytogenetic and prenatal testings, while the procedure of preimplantation genetics was being introduced for the first time in Macedonia. ba/14:43