A trophectaderm biopsy procedure is commonly performed for the purpose of preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). It allows a fertility clinic to screen embryos for chromosomal abnormalities or genetic diseases, which enables the doctor to implant only healthy embryos in the patient. A trophectaderm biopsy takes about five to six cells from a day five blastocyst embryo. Those cells are sent to a lab for analysis by a geneticist.
Watch this video to see a demonstration of a trophectaderm biopsy procedure. This video, presented by Dallas IVF, shows a day five embryo. It explains how the individual cells are gently aspirated into a pipette to separate them from the rest of the embryo.
Dallas IVF is pleased to have achieved the first PGD pregnancy in Collin and Dallas counties. We regularly perform trophectaderm biopsies, in addition to our many other state-of-the-art fertility procedures. Dallas area couples are encouraged to call us at (214) 297-0020 to learn more.