Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) performed in conjunction with a fresh IVF cycle can increase your chances of pregnancy by up to 30 percent. PGS is the in vitro analysis of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus. PGS also identifies the gender of an embryo for the purposes of family balancing.
PGS Increases Pregnancy Rates By Up To 30 Percent
Universal blastocyst embryo screening (day 5 of in vitro culture) is routinely recommended because genetic testing can help increase the chances of a pregnancy by up to 30 percent.
Dr. Laurence Jacobs recommends PGS in conjunction with IVF 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 genetic testing in conjunction with IVF, 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
Genetic Testing 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
Genetic Testing Procedure
Genetic testing takes place in conjunction with a fresh IVF cycle after eggs have been fertilized with sperm in a controlled laboratory setting. After fertilization, a cells are removed from each of the embryos culturing in vitro.
- Up to 5 cells are removed from the embryo by a highly skilled embryologist using a laser and a microscopic glass needle
- Every 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 transferred in completion of a fresh IVF cycle
- Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved for future FET procedures
Benefits of PGS
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
- Selecting the baby’s gender
The Infertility Doctor
Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs is a nationally renowned fertility specialist offering PGS in conjunction with IVF. The Doctor wants to help you to achieve your dream of having a baby through state-of-the-art, customized IVF treatment supplemented by genetic testing. Click the icon below to schedule your consultation with Dr. Laurence Jacobs – or – call 888.325.7389.