What Conditions Does PGS Screen?
A healthy embryo has 46 chromosomes and PGS can identify embryos with aneuploidy—missing or additional numbers of chromosomes. Aneuploidy is a leading cause of miscarriage and implantation failure.
By ruling out embryos with chromosomal abnormalities, doctors can transfer only those with the greatest chance of success. This allows us to recommend single embryo transfers
with greater confidence. Transferring a single embryo eliminates the potential for complications present when carrying multiples.
Not every patient undergoing IVF needs PGS. PGS is recommended for patients who:
- Experienced multiple unexplained miscarriages.
- Are 35 or older. As we age, a woman’s eggs become increasingly likely to have a chromosome abnormality. By 35, nearly 50% of your eggs are aneuploid. By 40, this has increased to 70%.
Schedule a Consultation
These diagnostic technologies can provide a much higher degree success for patients who fit the criteria, but determining which test to perform and when to perform it can be a difficult decision. We would love the opportunity to discuss PGD and PGS with you in person.
Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians and or email Aspire
with any questions. You can also schedule an appointment
at either clinic online or call the Houston Clinic at (713) 425-3003
and the Dallas Clinic at (214) 414-3806