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Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates Celebrates First Birth in North Texas from Advanced Trophectoderm Biopsy Screening Technology
Date:12/18/2012

//www.dfwivf.com/ivf-lab/preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd.php" onclick="linkClick(this.href)">preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) was performed in the fertility lab using the genetic material from one cell of an eight-cell embryo,” Dr. Chantillis said. “The limited amount of available genetic material in the eight-cell embryo and genetic variability of the various cells in a three-day old embryo made the analysis less accurate.”

Dr. Chantillis explains that the trophectoderm biopsy enables embryologists to remove the cells when the embryos are five and six days old and has developed 60 to 80 cells. This allows fertility specialists to screen the X and Y chromosomes, as well as 22 autosomal chromosomes.

The new PGS protocol evaluates the embryos on Day 5, so the final transfer is delayed at least one month. Once the best embryos are identified, they are preserved using an innovative fast-freezing process called vitrification. The improved method of preserving embryos results in less damage during freezing and thawing.

“This technology is the wave of the future for reproductive medicine,” Dr. Chantilis said. “We are thrilled to have another tool in our arsenal that allows us to help those struggling with infertility create their families.”

About Dallas Fertility Associates
Dallas-Fort Worth Fertility Associates is a private practice physicians' office specializing in reproductive endocrinology and infertility treatment. Dr. Samuel J. Chantilis, Dr. Karen L. Lee, Dr. Mika R. Thomas and Dr. Ravi Gada, our fertility specialists, are all fellowship-trained in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Our clinic was opened in an effort to bring the latest IVF treatments and procedures to the Dallas-Fort Worth community. For more information, please visit '/>"/>

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