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Chromosome screening of embryos in IVF
The laboratory at Concept Fertility Centre has set up a new test called 24sure that enables scientists to screen developing embryos during IVF and confirm that the correct number of all the chromosomes are present in each embryo. There is growing evidence that a major factor in the failure to establish or maintain a pregnancy is when the cells in the embryo contain the wrong number of chromosomes, a condition termed aneuploidy. It has been known for some time that a significant number of human embryos have the wrong number of chromosomes. It is normal for a cell to contain 22 pairs of chromosomes plus the sex chromosomes, either XX for females or XY for males.
Problems such as reduced embryo development or miscarriage can arise when the embryo's cells contain too many or too few chromosomes. Many fertility doctors believe this new testing should increase the likelihood of an embryo transferred during IVF treatment resulting in a successful healthy pregnancy. Read more.