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PGS Testing 3rd Day Biopsy - 6 Embryos

PGS or Preimplantation Genetic Screening is a diagnostic procedure applied to embryos prior to their transfer into the uterus during an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. PGS tests embryos for chromosomal abnormalities or aneuploidies and is carried out on the third day after fertilization, at the stage when the embryos have about 6-8 cells.


  • Profile Name: PGS Testing 3rd Day Biopsy - 6 Embryos
  • Sample Type: Embryos
  • Preparations Required: None
  • Report Time: 24 hours

This test is especially recommended for couples who have experienced recurrent miscarriages, failed IVF cycles, advanced maternal age, severe male factor infertility, or those who want to avoid passing on a chromosomal disorder. PGS testing can increase the chances of a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby by ensuring only embryos with a normal chromosomal count are transferred into the uterus.

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the 3rd day of embryo development, the embryos have about 6-8 cells. This is an optimal stage to perform PGS testing because the cells are dividing rapidly, and chromosomal abnormalities can be more accurately detected.

PGS testing can detect any abnormalities in the number of chromosomes in an embryo. It can identify conditions like Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), and Patau syndrome (trisomy 13), among others.

PGS testing involves removing a few cells from each embryo on the 3rd day of development. These cells are then analyzed for any chromosomal abnormalities. The embryos themselves are carefully preserved during this time and, if found to be chromosomally normal, can be transferred into the uterus.

PGS testing can significantly increase the chances of a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby by ensuring that only embryos with a normal chromosomal count are transferred. It is particularly beneficial for couples who have experienced recurrent miscarriages or failed IVF cycles.

The process of PGS testing involves removing a few cells from the embryo. This is a delicate procedure, but it is generally safe and does not harm the embryo when performed by experienced professionals. The risks are minimal and should be weighed against the potential benefits.

If all your embryos are found to have chromosomal abnormalities, your doctor will discuss the next steps with you. This may involve another cycle of IVF, using donor eggs or sperm, or considering other fertility treatment options.

PGS testing is a highly accurate method for detecting chromosomal abnormalities in embryos. However, it's essential to remember that it does not guarantee a successful pregnancy or a healthy baby, as there are other factors involved.

Yes, since PGS testing examines all 23 pairs of chromosomes, including the sex chromosomes (X and Y), it can determine the sex of the embryos.

It typically takes about 7 to 10 days to get the results from PGS testing. Your doctor will then discuss the results with you and plan the next steps.

While PGS testing can significantly increase the chances of a successful pregnancy by ensuring the transfer of chromosomally normal embryos, it does not guarantee you will have a baby. Other factors, such as implantation issues, maternal health, and other unforeseen complications, can affect the outcome of the IVF cycle.

After the PGS testing, the chromosomally normal embryos are transferred into the uterus. The remaining healthy embryos, if any, can be frozen for future use.

While both PGS and PGD involve genetic testing of embryos, they serve different purposes. PGS screens for general chromosomal abnormalities, while PGD tests for specific genetic disorders that a couple is at risk of passing on to their children.

The PGS testing process is not painful for the patient as the embryos are tested outside the body in a laboratory setting.

Yes, you can choose to have PGS testing even if you have no known fertility issues. This can help to ensure the transfer of chromosomally normal embryos, thus increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Yes, PGS testing can be performed on both fresh and frozen embryos.

By increasing the chance of implanting a healthy embryo, PGS aims to reduce the heartache of miscarriages and failed cycles. As with all medical procedures, it's important to have an open discussion with your fertility specialist to understand the benefits and any potential risks.

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