During IVF, it is possible to exclude genetic diseases of the child even before pregnancy. For this purpose, in November 2016, ISIDA clinic was one of the first in Ukraine to introduce into practice an ultra–precise method of embryo diagnosis – NGS. The NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) method allows detecting chromosomal pathologies with 99.9% accuracy and almost completely eliminating the risk of having a child with chromosomal abnormalities.
This procedure is carried out in an embryological laboratory: specialists take the material for analysis on the fifth day of embryo development. The material is obtained from the outer layer of the embryo, so that the risks for its further development are minimized. Since embryos can live up to five days in artificial conditions, and the analysis takes time, a cryo cycle is carried out. Embryos are super–fast frozen, and then their transfer is carried out in the next cycle – in the period most suitable for conception. So doctors get the opportunity to perform the NGS procedure and better prepare a woman for pregnancy: to stabilize the hormonal background, to make sure that the endometrium (the inner mucous membrane of the uterus body, the mucosal layer) is ready for implantation.
NGS is indicated for patients planning IVF, especially if there have already been failures at the implantation or gestation stage. Couples who have risks of having a child with a genetic anomaly should also think about NGS. First of all, this applies to those who know or assume the presence of dangerous genes in themselves. Do not discount the age factor, because it is known that over time the probability of developing chromosomal abnormalities increases.
Embryo testing by the NGS method allows you to achieve a higher implantation rate, reduce the threat of miscarriage and maximize the chances of having a healthy baby. For a doctor’s consultation and more detailed information about NGS, please contact the ISIDA IVF clinic!