PGS ( Preimplantation Genetic Screening )
PGS is abbreviated form of Preimplantation Genetic screening which is an infertility treatment technique to be performed on the small embryos biopsy before the transfer procedure and identifies the male and female embryos and also the embryos which are chromosomally normal . PGS technique is based upon the removal of the cells from the embryos on 3 or the 5 day after fertilization.
PGS technique is the used for the potential couples who are interested to prevent the pregnancy of a child with some genetic disabilities .PGS is performed on the couples once the woman’s eggs have been retrieved and fertilization has occurred.
PGS technique is based on testing the embryos for genetic disabilities prior to the embryo transfer for pregnancy. PGS technique involves the biopsy of one or more cell from each embryo that are to be tested from each and every embryo which is further proceeded with genetic analysis using a technique called CGH or NGS(Next Generation Sequencing). Further ,the embryos with with the normal chromosomes are transferred back to the uterus. The embryos with the correct no. of normal chromosomes are having more potential of getting successful result for implantation of embryo and healthy and prosperous pregnancy.
Overall the PGS treatment cost is added to the IVF treatment cost which may increase by aan amount approximate to 5000$ to 6000$ which may vary according to the country choosen for treatment and the hospitals selected . In various cases the medical insurances cover the expanses to a greater extent which is a big relief for the patient .
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