Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
PGS stands for Preimplantation Genetic Screening, a test to assess genetic forms i.e. the chromosomal material of the embryo before implantation. It helps in checking the embryo’s chromosomes for detection of any chromosomal abnormalities. Chromosomal defects are a major cause for the failure of embryos to implant and result in miscarriages/abortions. PGS analyze the chromosomal status of an embryo by medical screening of all 23 chromosome pairs prior to the transfer in an IVF cycle.
- Successful implantation rates.
- Enhances the success rates for single embryo transfer.
- Improve success rates of fertility in females above 35 years.
- Detection of chromosomal abnormalities prior to implantation.
Conditions for PGS Treatment
- Frequent miscarriages
- Repeated IVF Failures
- In case of either partners having any hereditary disorders like color blindness or Thalassemia.
Steps for PGS Testing
- Process of IVF treatment takes place where eggs are collected and fertilized.
- Development of embryo occurs for 3-5 days.
- Embryologist removes cell through a biopsy technique.
- The chromosomes are then checked for any abnormalities.
- Healthy embryo is selected and transferred into the uterus.
- Remaining healthy embryos are frozen.
Advantages of PGS at IFC
- Unlike the conventional FISH technique where only five chromosome pairs are screened, we check all the 23 chromosome pairs.
- Array CGH is a modern micro-array procedure for genetic screening.
- Reports are received in the least possible time to ensure a fresh blastocyst transfer.
- A team of IVF specialists and Embryologists takes extensive care of the complete screening process.
- IFC follows international standards and maintains a very well-equipped lab.