Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening - a boon for IVF Patients
Author(s): City Air NewsLudhiana, July 12, 2017: Patient- Rani (age 33 years) who had been married for the last eight years, recently gave birth to a healthy female baby, through Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening technique, which is done...
Ludhiana, July 12, 2017: Patient- Rani (age 33 years) who had been married for the last eight years, recently gave birth to a healthy female baby, through Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening technique, which is done at very selected IVF centres of the country. Patient- Rani had started treatment for infertility after one year of her marriage. In the year 2010, she was diagnosed with bilateral tubal blockage for which she underwent Tubal Recanalization procedure followed by many Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI’s).
Unable to conceive in 2013, the couple planned to go for IVF. In 2016, after two failed IVF attempts, the patient consulted Dr Suman Puri, Professor and Unit head, DMCH. She was diagnosed to have multiple big fibroids with one big broad ligament fibroid for which she underwent myomectomy in April 2016. She was taken up for IVF cycle in august 2016 with self egg and sperm. She conceived in first cycle of IVF and delivered a healthy female child in may 2017 at 37 weeks of gestation weighing 3 Kg.
According to Secretary of DMCH Managing Society- Sh Prem Kumar Gupta, this is one of our many success stories at DMCH IVF centre.
According to Dr Suman Puri, we are offering pre-genetic screening which helps patients inspite of repeated implantation failure. Pre-implantation genetic screening refers to genetic profiling of embryos prior to implantation. It is an adjunct to Assisted Reproductive Technology and requires IVF to obtain oocytes or embryos for evaluation. It is useful for individuals which include carrier for sex linked genetic disorder, carrier for single gene disorder, those with chromosomal disorder, women age less tha 35 years and over, women experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss and women with more than one failed infertility treatment or repeated implantation failure.