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
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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.
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- Only high quality embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus
- Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for Future Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures
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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 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
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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 Zhang – call 917.525.5496.