In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a complicated procedure. If you select it, you would like to be sure you provide your kid the best possible opportunity. At OC Fertility®, Nidhee Sachdev, MD, and Sharon Moayeri, MD, provide comprehensive Newport Beach preimplantation genetic testing. This testing allows you to select viable embryos for implantation. To discover more of what this testing can accomplish for you, call the OC Fertility® office or set up a consultation online today.

What Exactly Is Preimplantation Genetic Testing?

Preimplantation genetic testing is an optional service provided by OC Fertility to in vitro fertilization (IVF) clients. This procedure aids in lowering the risk of miscarriage.

It is also successful for women below 35 years who are battling infertility for unknown reasons. This testing could aid in determining the source of the reproductive problem.

The OC Fertility staff conducts the test following egg fertilization but before transplanting the resultant embryo to the uterus. They do it particularly during the blastocyst stage, typically happening about 5-7 days following fertilization. At this phase, the embryo could save several cells. Your OC Fertility specialist will take samples of those cells to undertake the genetic testing you select.

With preimplantation genetic testing, you could acquire one or both of the following services:

o   Extensive chromosomal screening (also known as preimplantation genetic screening)

o   Preimplantation genetic diagnosis

While you await the outcomes of your biopsy, your OC Fertility specialist freezes your embryo so that it will be available if the test findings show that it is a viable embryo. Preimplantation genetic testing does not affect your chances of having an effective IVF procedure.

What Is Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)/ Extensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS)?

Preimplantation genetic screening/extensive chromosomal screening ensures that the embryo has the correct type and number of chromosomes. A viable embryo must have 23 chromosome pairs, one from every pair from the father and the other from the mother.

A different type or number of chromosomes (for example, too many from the father) might cause challenges throughout pregnancy and medical concerns for the kid. For instance, trisomy 21 causes Down syndrome, whereas trisomy 13 causes Patau syndrome.

The chance of chromosomal abnormalities increases with the mother’s age. OC Fertility frequently suggests PGS/CCS for moms above 35 years, as well as patients with:

o   A record of unsuccessful fertility procedures

o   Abnormalities in the ovarian structure

o   A record of repeated miscarriage

o   An interest in embryo banking

By screening the embryo prior to transplanting it to your uterus, your OC Fertility specialist guarantees that you do have the highest likelihood of a healthy, complete pregnancy.

What Should You Know About Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)?

Whereas PGS/CCS focuses on chromosomes, PGD searches for evidence of genetic abnormalities. This procedure is particularly beneficial for the bearers of hereditary illnesses such as cystic fibrosis or muscular dystrophy.

With this screening, your OC Fertility specialist could presumably select an embryo, which is not afflicted by the genetic abnormality and does not bear it. Screening allows you to avoid transmitting the abnormality to your kid.

Are you seeking to start your fertility journey? Explore your preimplantation genetic testing options by contacting OC Fertility over the phone or book a consultation online right away.