The process of PGS
It starts with IVF (test tube babe) treatment to create embryos. Genetic analysis is performed on the developing embryo on day five (blastocyst biopsy). Blastocyst-stage biopsy on embryo can be defined as the retrieval of a small part of the trophectoderm (inner cell mass) from a hatching blastocyst (a thin-walled hollow structure in early embryonic development that contains a collection of cells). The material removed from the embryo is then examined to see if there are any gains or losses in the number of chromosomes. The analysing part of embryos is done using a small hole made in the outer shell of the embryo and a fine needle is passed inside the embryo to remove a collection of cells. Getting the results of this test typically take up to four weeks.
Cost of PGS
The cost of pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) is in addition to those of the IVF (test tube baby) cycle and fertility medications. These expenses include the cost of the cell biopsy at the IVF (test tube baby) laboratory, which can range $1500 -$3,000. The number of embryos tested is charged accordingly.
Success rates of PGS
Recent studies suggest that pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) can improve clinical pregnancy rates and decrease miscarriages rates. PGS success rates are higher than when IVF (test tube baby) method is used alone, with pregnancy rates reaching around 70% as opposed to 50% without PGS.
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IVF Spring Fertility Center can help you get pregnant successfully using pre-implantation genetic screening process. To ensure safe and successful treatment, we make sure to use innovative modern technology and world-class laboratory. If you are interested in PGD, talk with our doctor, please book an appointment or contact us now.