Non-Invasive Chromosomal Screening (NICS) is a cutting-edge genetic testing methodology used to evaluate the chromosomal status of an embryo culturing in vitro during the Blastocyst stage (5 to 6 days). The implementation of NICS genetic testing methodology marks a huge and truly a momentous achievement by Dr. John Zhang. NICS increases IVF and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) pregnancy success rates by up to 30 percent.
Cutting-edge NICS technology in conjunction with IVF detects most chromosomal abnormalities in embryos culturing in vitro without the need to remove cells by needle stick. 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 to 6 days development in vitro). NICS is the sequencing of free genomic DNA in the culture medium of individual blastocysts and obtaining chromosomal ploidy information.
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.
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 offers the highest IVF pregnancy rates and best overall patient satisfaction by successfully using NICS genetic testing methodology in conjunction with IVF. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang – call 212.969.7422.