What is PGS?
PGS is a technique used to assess embryos for chromosomal abnormalities. It involves the removal of one or more cells from embryos before they are transferred. This is followed by testing of the cells to find out the number of chromosomes, using a method called array-CGH. If the cells are found to have an abnormal chromosome number, then the embryo is less likely to implant. In this way embryos can be screened in order to select the most viable embryos for embryo transfer.
PGS can be used by any person/couple undergoing an IVF cycle, but is most suitable for:
- Patients of advanced maternal age
- Patients with repeated miscarriage
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