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Test, test, test the embies before transfer

November 3 2010 at 5:07 PM
Christine  (Login CTSmithie)


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If you can afford an extra $2K+ then ask for CGH or PGD Micro-Array (these names seem to be interchangable at some places) to determine which embies are chromosomally abnormal so that you don't transfer them.

While younger donors are more likely to produce normal eggs than an older woman would, there is some data out there that says as many as 1/2 of embies from donor egg are abnormal. If you really can't affort another cycle, then you owe it to yourself to do everything you can to make this one work, including eliminating the bad embies prior to transfer. There's an older kind of PGD that only tests a certain number of chromosomes, the ones that are most likely to lead to birth defects and/or m/c, but the CGH or Micro-Array is more thorough, testing every chromosome.

BEST of luck to you!!

 
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  1. I was told by my RE.. - Andi on Nov 3, 2010
    1. Hi there, barge... newer generation of PGD (which is PGS/ CGH)... (pg/losses) - Kenny on Nov 4, 2010
     
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