NGS - Comprehensive Chromosome Scan
What is NGS?
NGS, short for Next Generation Sequencing, is a state-of-the-art genetic analysis technology that enables us to perform comprehensive chromosome screening in embryos. With NGS, embryos are scanned quickly and effectively and genetic problems at the chromosome level are detected before pregnancy. Although the embryos obtained in IVF treatments are successfully transferred to the uterus, one of the most important reasons for not achieving a healthy pregnancy is the chromosome disorders that occur in the embryos. Comprehensive chromosomal screening applications performed with the NGS method play an extremely effective role in determining the chromosomal disorders mentioned in embryos. Especially in patients with recurrent miscarriages and expectant mothers over the age of 40, we can achieve high pregnancy success by transplanting the embryo that is found to be chromosomally healthy using the NGS method.
Who is NGS Applied to?
Although comprehensive chromosomal screening using NGS technique in IVF treatment finds much more common use in some countries, as Bahçeci Health Group, we recommend and apply this method especially in the following case:
What are the Advantages of NGS Technique?
All chromosomes that make up the embryo can be examined comprehensively.
It allows us to detect the numerical and structural differences of the chromosomes in the cells examined at a more precise level. Thus, it is a technique that can be much more decisive in the identification and treatment of embryos that contain cells that can contain different chromosome structures, called "mosaic".
NGS offers the opportunity to examine not only gene disorders but also chromosome level errors. It allows comprehensive chromosomal screening simultaneously with analysis of single gene diseases and HLA typing under appropriate conditions.