Non-Invasive Chromosomal Screening (NICS) is an innovative and non-invasive genetic testing method used to detect chromosomal abnormalities in embryos culturing in vitro. NICS increases IVF and FET pregnancy success rates by up to 30%. NICS is an in vitro evaluation of the efficacy of a single-embryo transfer at the blastocyst stage (5 days growth). NICS is the sequencing of free genomic DNA in the culture medium of individual blastocysts and obtaining chromosomal ploidy information.
The development of NICS technology at New Hope Fertility Center marks a huge and truly a momentous achievement. We are now one of only a handful of centers around the world offering a validated and accurate platform for analyzing embryologic DNA in a completely non-invasive fashion.
This cutting-edge technology detects chromosomal deficiencies in embryos – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome.
When abnormal embryos detected using NICS, they are discarded. Only quality embryos are transferred to the mother’s uterus – or – frozen (cryopreserved) for future FETs.
Other benefits of NICS in conjunction with IVF include:
NICS Can Increase IVF Pregnancy Success Rate Up To 30 Percent!
State-of-the-art genetics technologies have proven to increase IVF pregnancy rates. Through the medical marvel of NICS in conjunction with IVF, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities can be detected in embryos.
As a woman advances in age, the chance for low quality embryos increases.
Low quality embryos result in:
Dr. John Zhang’s NICS technology expertise in conjunction with IVF offers the highest pregnancy success rates and best overall patient satisfaction. To schedule your initial consultation, call 212.969.7422.