Advanced pre-implantation genetic screening assures a healthy and safe pregnancy.
Couples facing repeated miscarriages, should consider getting a sperm analysis done before any other test as chances are high that an abnormal sperm could be the culprit. Infertility experts say that a new test can successfully screen embryos for genetic abnormalities caused due to abnormal sperms.
At the age of 33, when Pooja (name changed), a financial analyst and her husband Purav (name changed), an IT professional decided that it was the right time to start a family, they discovered that she could not get pregnant as Purav had fertility issues. He was suffering from azoospermia, a severe male factor problem where no sperms are produced in the semen. So they explored the option of having their own baby through IVF. However after two failed IVF cycles and recurrent miscarriages, they gave up hope. A third final attempt using PGS screening technology helped in choosing the healthiest embryo for implantation and today she is successfully 6 month pregnant.
PGS (Pre implantation Genetic Screening) is a revolutionary technique that uses array CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridization) which can screen all the 24 chromosomes for any genetic abnormality and hence is an accurate test to increase the ongoing pregnancy rate. The first of its kind, Iviomics lab, offers the international technology for a safer, faster and more accurate method of identification and selection of healthy, disease-free embryos to overcome the current limits of pre-natal genetic testing.
Dr Nalini Mahajan, Past President Indian Fertility Society (IFS) and Clinical Director, Nova IVI Fertility Delhi and, said, “Using PGS technology, we selected a chromosomally normal and healthy embryo for transfer to Pooja’s uterus and it resulted in a successful pregnancy. It has saved the couple’s precious time, effort and money from undergoing repeated IVF cycles while also assuring them of a healthy and safe pregnancy.”