Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

PGS testing is done to enhance in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. The purpose of PGS is to increase the chance of becoming pregnant and lower the chance of miscarriage.

A PGS test reveals the number of chromosomes in one or a few cells from each embryo of an IVF cycle. Embryos with the normal number of chromosomes (46) have a better chance of implanting and are essential in creating a healthy pregnancy.

PGS using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), also known as “Embryo Screening”, is a test performed on a few cells obtained from the embryo and provides the following benefits:

• Screen all 24 chromosomes for any chromosomal abnormality such as Down syndrome and Edward’s syndrome
• Identify the gender of embryos
• Embryos without chromosomal abnormalities are at reduced risk for miscarriage