How PGS/NGS Technology Can Optimize Your Chances of IVF Pregnancy Success

You can optimize your chances of pregnancy using genetic testing technology in conjunction with IVF. PGS/NGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus. Specifically, PGS/NGS identifies the most suitable and healthiest embryo to transfer by detecting chromosomal deficiencies – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome.

PGS/NGS Technology Increases Pregnancy Rates By Up To 30 Percent

Universal blastocyst-stage PGS/NGS is recommended because the procedure can help increase the chances of a successful IVF pregnancy by 30 percent.

PGS/NGS in conjunction with IVF is recommended for:

  • Women over 37 who are undergoing IVF
  • Women who have had two or more unsuccessful IVF cycles
  • Women under 35 who have experienced two or more miscarriages – recurrent miscarriage
  • Women who are over 35 and have experience one miscarriage

Proven Increase in IVF Pregnancy Rates

State-of-the-art embryo biopsy techniques and genetics technologies have proven to increase IVF pregnancy rates. Through the medical marvel of PGS/NGS in conjunction with IVF, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities can be detected in embryos.

Genetic Testing For Informed Decisions

  • Only high quality embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus
  • Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for Future Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures

PGS/NGS Detects Low Quality Embryos

As a woman advances in age, the chance for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos increases. Low quality embryos result in:

  • Low pregnancy success rates
  • High miscarriage rates
  • High chance for birth defects

PGS/NGS Procedure

PGS/NGS takes place in conjunction with IVF in a controlled laboratory setting. Approximately five (5) days – blastocyst stage – after fertilization of the patient’s eggs in vitro, a single cell is removed from each of the embryos developing.

  • A single cell is removed from the embryo by a highly skilled embryologist using a laser and a microscopic glass needle
  • The single cell’s genetic makeup is analyzed by the embryologist under a microscope
  • A decision is made as to the quality of each of the individual embryos
  • Only high quality embryos are used in completion of a fresh IVF cycle
  • Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for future FETs

Benefits of PGS/NGS

The benefits of PGS in conjunction with IVF include:

  • Screening out embryos carrying a genetic disease
  • Predicting the risk of a genetic disease
  • Screening out abnormalities
  • Improving birth rates of healthy babies through IVF
  • Gender identification and selection

PGS/NGS Technology in Conjunction with IVF

We offer the highest success rates and best overall patient satisfaction through PGS/NGS technology in conjunction with IVF. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhangcall 917.525.5496.

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