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:
After PGS testing, normal embryos can be selected for transfer to the mother’s uterus.