Is Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS) Right for You?
May 30, 2017 |
By: Wendy Schillings, MD, FACOG
Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS) is a pre-implantation genetic screening technique, which, in laymen’s terms, is a scientific way to choose embryos that provide a woman with the best chance for a successful pregnancy.
This technique allows scientists to evaluate and detect chromosomal errors that may or may not be present in the DNA of individual embryos. The embryos which are found to have normal chromosomal profiles are then selected for transfer back into a woman undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
This technique improves pregnancy rates in women who choose to transfer only a single embryo while lowering the twin rates. CCS should also be considered for women with multiple miscarriages and women who have failed to get pregnant with traditional IVF.
Women who meet the following criteria oftentimes are a good fit for comprehensive chromosome screening:
- 35 years or older
- Struggle with recurring miscarriages
- Several failed IVF attempts
- A previous abnormal chromosomal pregnancy
While these are important factors that should be considered, it’s always best to consult your doctor. Schedule an appointment with one of the fertility specialist at RMAPA today, and get your important questions answered.