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Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening
(PGS)

PGS is a tool used to optimize the efficiency of IVF, increasing the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy.

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Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening
(PGS)
PGS is a tool used to optimize the efficiency of IVF, increasing the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy.

Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening

An embryo that appears healthy can contain chromosomal abnormalities. Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening provides information regarding the chromosomal health of the embryo. PGS can greatly enhance the chance of selecting the healthiest embryo, increasing the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy.

 

Patient Benefits Of PGS

  • High implantation and pregnancy rates (about 60%) and extremely low miscarriage rates (>10%)
  • Enhanced confidence in single embryo transfer stemming from embryologist identifying chromosomally normal embryos that have the highest chance of implantation
  • Safer IVF stimulation cycles that avoid hyper stimulation syndrome almost 100% of the time
  • Enhanced fetal growth and pregnancy outcome with frozen embryo transfer
  • The ability to identify and freeze healthy embryos for fertility preservation for future pregnancy wishes
  • Provides credible information for patients considering donor egg or embryo adoption in situations where no embryos are chromosomally normal (typical in older patients)

 

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National averages published by SART are found here. RAD-specific statistics published by SART can be found here.

***A comparison of clinic success rates may not be meaningful because patient medical characteristics, treatment approaches, and entrance criteria for ART may vary from clinic to clinic.

***Source: 2015 SART Report, Final Cumulative Outcome Per Egg Retrieval Cycle

 

When To Consider PGS

We offer PGS to all IVF patients. Those interested in this testing will meet with our Genetic Counselor, Stephanie Hill, to consider whether PGS makes sense for them. Common indications for recommending PGS include:

  • Maternal age over 34
  • Paternal age over 40
  • Unexplained infertility at any age
  • Prior failed IVF without explanations
  • Prior pregnancy losses
  • Diminished ovarian reserve (i.e. low AMH, high FSH)
  • PGS is included in our IVF For ME™ Program

Articles & Publications

Gateway to IVF Success: The ABSs of PGS – October 1, 2014
IVF has actually become more efficient over recent years, with the development of newer and better lab culture conditions. Exciting research developments exploring genes and DNA have yielded a perfect collaboration between IVF centers and genetics experts. Dr. Feinberg touches on the importance of incorporating PGS into current IVF treatments.


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Newark Office

4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
M.A.P. 2, Suite #3217
Newark, DE 19713
Phone: (302) 602-8822
Fax: (302) 623-4241

 

Wilmington Office

Silverside Medical Center
2700 Silverside Road, Suite 2A
Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone: (302) 602-8822
Fax: (302) 623-4241

 

Dover Office

Eden Hill Medical Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 240
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 602-8822
Fax: (302) 623-4241

 

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