Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Why PGS testing is unreliable

Lots of IVF clinic are pushing PGS ( preimplantation genetic screening)  testing. They claim that it can help to improve pregnancy rates by reducing the chances of transferring chromosomally abnormal ( aneuploid) embryos.

This seems logical, but as this article points out , PGS testing can be inaccurate. The lab reports are not always reliable, which means we may be throwing away embryos which could have become completely healthy babies.  This means PGS may actually reduce the chances of a pregnancy !

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