New IVF Tests Set to Increase Success Rates

Trials are currently taking place for a new IVF test that may revolutionize the IVF industry by increasing the treatment’s success rate. Over two thousand women are now going through the trial phase in 10 different countries, after a pilot test was deemed successful. The pilot saw over 55% of women becoming pregnant upon the first IVF attempt, a high success rate in comparison to the average.

This revolutionary test could allow thousands of infertile couples to finally become parents without breaking the bank through numerous unsuccessful attempts. The test allows IVF treatments to be tailored to a woman’s individual fertility cycle, potentially identifying the exact point in women’s cycles when there is the greatest chance that an embryo will successfully implant in the womb.
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This could effectively reduce repeated rounds of fertility treatments and embryo implantation, which in many cases, is necessary in order to attain a successful pregnancy. While individual fertility clinics like InviMed have been able to show staggeringly high pregnancy success rates, national averages through other efforts and clinics have been left behind. In the UK alone, only 24% of IVF treatments have led to live births, while in the US, success rates have ranged between 20-47%, depending on the women’s age.

These repeated rounds of IVF treatment can be financially difficult on a couple, depending on where they get treatment done and how much their insurance is willing to cover. Unsuccessful attempts can also lead to emotional stress and bouts of depression as couples lose confidence in the treatment.

The current method to check for best timing of implantation is through an ultrasound that allows doctors to visualize the lining of the womb. Most women have a 2-4 day time period when the lining gives a chemical signal that allows the embryo to attach, which then leads to pregnancy. However, this method provides only a vague idea of the best moment for IVF treatment, and may be one of many reasons for failed attempts as embryos are implanted at the wrong time.

The new test, developed by Professor Garcia-Velasco from Madrid, will help assess women’s crucial and short window of fertility. A biopsy will be taken of the woman’s womb lining, followed by an intense assessment by experts who will analyze 238 genes. This will allow them to determine when the woman’s womb lining is most receptive to the implanted embryo.

Initial trial studies have shown that each tested woman had her own individual window of fertility when she could best expect results from IVF. Understanding this window may be revolutionary for increasing levels of success in IVF treatment.

As the treatment is on its trial phrase, results and conclusions will take a few years to develop. However, medical science in the IVF industry is continuously breaking new grounds, and we can expect to see a constant increase in success rates.

To better understand how in-vitro fertilization works, take a look at our article here.

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