WHAT IS PREVIDA®?
Previda® is a preimplantation genetic test for aneuploidies (PGT-A), formerly known as preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). It is designed for couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). This test assesses the genetic well-being of embryos by examining chromosome numbers to detect any missing or additional chromosomes (aneuploidy). Aneuploidies are a frequent cause of miscarriages and can lead to the birth of a child with a genetic disorder. Previda® aids in identifying and selecting genetically healthy embryos, increasing the chances of a successful IVF outcome and a healthy pregnancy.
WHY USE PGT-A?
There are compelling reasons to consider using PGT-A. By minimizing the risk of miscarriage and enhancing implantation rates, PGT-A can improve the chances of a successful pregnancy for women of all ages. It allows your IVF healthcare team to identify the most viable embryos for transfer, potentially reducing the need for additional IVF cycles and saving time and associated costs.
WHO IS PGT-A FOR?
PGT-A is a beneficial tool for a wide range of patients undergoing IVF, as it helps identify chromosomally abnormal embryos irrespective of age. While it can benefit anyone, PGT-A is particularly recommended for patients who fall into the following groups:
HOW DOES IT WORK?
HOW THE PGT-A PROCESS WORKS
Embryo Evaluation and Transfer Planning: After receiving the results from Previda®, your IVF care team will utilize the PGT-A information to determine the most suitable embryos for transfer. Euploid embryos, which exhibit normal chromosomal health, generally have higher chances of successful implantation and are typically recommended for transfer. On the other hand, aneuploid or mosaic embryos, which display abnormal chromosome numbers, are not typically recommended for transfer due to the increased risks of implantation failure, miscarriage, or developmental disorders in newborns. Genetic Counseling and Support:To address various topics, including family and pregnancy history, genetic testing options, understanding the test results, and making informed clinical decisions, genetic counseling is available through the Revela portal. Our dedicated team of genetic counselors can provide valuable support and guidance throughout your IVF journey, ensuring you have the necessary information to make well-informed decisions.
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