There are two options available to you for genetic testing during IVF treatment;
PGS: Pre-implantation Genetic Screening
PGD: Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis
1. PGS: Pre-implantation Genetic Screening
One of the most common causes of unsuccessful pregnancy is chromosomal abnormality (known as ‘aneuploidy’), which means there is a loss or gain of one or more chromosome. Repromed is proud to be the first in New Zealand to offer Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) which involves screening embryos for chromosomal defects during a standard IVF
cycle, in a process called EmbryoSelect.
Embryos with the correct number of chromosomes can then be selected for transfer which improve the chances of pregnancy and the development of a healthy baby.
The benefits of PGS are:
PGS may be appropriate for females with:
- Reduces the likelihood of miscarriage
- Reduces overall cost associated with multiple IVF cycles and embryos
- Faster time to pregnancy
- Maternal age 36 years and over
- Repeated IVF failure
- Recurrent miscarriage
- A previous pregnancy with a chromosome abnormality
PGS can be carried out in a standard IVF
cycle and includes an embryo biopsy and genetic testing. Each client has a personalised plan, your fertility doctor will be able to advise the cost to include PGS with your treatment and tell you more about the process.