Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening

Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS), also known as Embryo Screening, is performed to check for any chromosomal abnormalities in all 24 chromosomes caused by missing or additional chromosomes. Chromosomal abnormalities include Trisomy 13 (Patau’s syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edward’s syndrome) and Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). CCS also includes the screening of chromosomes X and Y, making Family Balancing through Gender Selection possible. 

What Are The Advantages Of Completing IVF With CCS?

  • Detect any missing or additional chromosomes 
  • Prevent trisomies such as Down syndrome, Edward’s syndrome and Patau’s syndrome
  • Identify the gender of embryos
  • Embryos without chromosomal abnormalities are at lower risk for miscarriage
  • Locate translocations and micro-deletions [available with High Resolution CCS only]

Who Is Recommended To Complete IVF With CCS?

CCS is typically recommended for couples with:

  • Advanced maternal age 
  • Low quality sperm
  • A history of recurrent miscarriage or IVF failures
  • Concern for Down syndrome
  • Interest in Gender Selection 
  • A history of translocations or micro-deletions