Embryo Quality Test

fertilitytest_fertility_blog_june09.jpg A controversial fertility test may be able to dramatically improve fertility rates for infertile couples seeking out treatment. Trial runs are currently underway for embryo quality tests. The embryo test will determine how high your chances of successful fertility are whilst undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The test will screen embryos for chromosomal abnormalities, some of which have can cause miscarriages and abnormalities in the child. The Times Online reported on the study, "Preliminary research in the US has suggested that the procedure, which aims to identify embryos with the best chance of developing into healthy babies, can deliver IVF success rates as high as 80 per cent - more than double the average in Britain." Some fertility experts are still quite wary of this test as they don't think it has the ability to screen and appropriately increase fertility rates for IVF couples. This is why such experiments are going underway however, physicians hope to bring out more evidence and see if this technique will be implemented in the fertility industry.
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