PGS – Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening
The Best Way To Embark On Your IVF Journey
Development of a baby from an embryo starts with the chromosomes. Errors in just one, such as extra or missing chromosomes, can lead to miscarriage or genetic abnormalities in a newborn baby.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening or PGS, is a genetic test that can be used in combination with In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) to improve pregnancy rates.
PGS is performed by examining the preimplanted embryo for chromosomal abnormalities. Only normal (euploid) embryos, with the correct chromosome number are selected for transfer into the uterus.
Is PGS right for me?
Chromosomal abnormalities can affect women of any age, however it is particularly suited to;
- Women of advanced maternal age (35 and over)
- Women who have had recurrent pregnancy loss
- Couples who have had several cycles of IVF which have been unsuccessful
- Couples who have had a previous pregnancy with a chromosomal abnormality
How PGS works