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How Quality Embryos are Identified and Selected for IVF Transfer

PGD PGS-523549-editedOnly quality embryo identification and selection can result in a successful pregnancy through IVF. Look: The embryologists at New Hope Fertility Center only transfer quality embryos during a fresh cycle. Only quality embryos are cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures. We give careful attention to nurturing and identifying quality embryos as they grow and develop in vitro. Bottom Line: Our embryologists utilize state-of-the-art technology to identify quality embryos.

Quality Embryo Growth and Development Expertise

From a cell – to a newborn baby – embryology is the branch of biology and medicine focused on the study of an embryo from the point of fertilization through development to the fetus stage. The expertise practice of embryology is key to pregnancy success through IVF technology.

  • Assisting in the surgical retrieving of a woman’s eggs
  • Performing post-surgical retrieval tests on eggs
  • Performing in vitro tests on embryos
  • Maintaining patient clinical records

Excess, quality embryos produced during a fresh IVF cycle are cryopreserved for future transfers via FET. Only the highest quality embryos are cryopreserved for the best chances of a future FET pregnancy success.

Quality Embryos and the EmbryoScope

EmbryoScope technology is used to gather time-lapsed data by closely monitoring every embryo’s growth and development without disruption of the in vitro culturing process.

  • Quality embryos have the highest chance of implantation
  • Quality embryos thrive into a fetus
  • Quality embryos have the best chance of achieving a full-term, healthy pregnancy

EmbryoScope is an innovative, cutting edge, time-lapsed photography and software solution. EmbryoScope is technology designed to improve IVF outcomes.

  • Quantitative data on an embryo’s early stage of development in vitro
  • Objective information on an embryo’s early stage of development in vitro
  • Utilizes time-lapsed photography and software
  • No need to manipulate embryos within the incubator in vitro
  • No need to remove the embryos from the incubator in vitro

Candidates for EmbryoScope technology:

  • Couples having previous failed IVF attempts
  • Couples suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriage)

Quality Embryos and Genetic Testing

Genetic testing in conjunction with IVF reduces the number of fresh cycles or FETs required to achieve a health pregnancy. Bottom Line: Genetic testing can increase the chances of pregnancy up to 30 percent.

  • PGD – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
  • PGS – Preimplantation Genetic Screening
  • NGS – Non Sequential Genetic Screening

PGD is recommended for patients who are known carriers of a single gene disorder.

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Tay Saches
  • Hemophilia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia

PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred. PGS identifies extra or missing chromosomes – aneuploidy – in an embryo.

NGS is a new and innovative method of PGS. NGS is the latest genetic screening test for couples undergoing IVF. NGS lowers patient cost and reduces errors in detection of genetic defects in an embryo. NGS may be run as a standalone test or in conjunction with PGS at a faster rate.

Candidates for PGS/NGS

Benefits of PGS and NGS

  • Poor quality embryos are identified
  • Only high quality embryos are transferred
  • Only high quality embryos are cryopreserved
  • Chances of miscarriage are reduced
  • Chances of a multiple pregnancy are reduced
  • Chances of a healthy, full-term birth is increased

State-of-the-Art Laboratory

Our cutting edge laboratory technology provides an optimum environment for healthy embryo growth, development, and testing prior to transfer.

Expertise for Achieving Quality Embryos

To schedule your initial consultation with the Fertility Specialists at New Hope Fertility Center, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.

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