[quote=Hopeful_in_CA]I looked seriously into genetic testing via CGH, a newer form of testing. Here is what I know, hope this helps!
They remove a few cells taken from a blastocyst. These cells are sent off to be analyzed and results are back in a few days. The results you get are like a list - each chromosome is listed with a result, either OK or a problem (like only one chromosome). Essentially, you will be told which are normal and should be transferred, avoiding a miscarriage due to a chromosome abnormality.
There is some risk of a false-positive or false-negative. There is also a small risk of damaging the blastocyst when they take the cells. The cost quoted to us was about $4,500.
Since your embryos are already frozen, it is more complicated. I think they would need to be thawed, cells removed, re-frozen and then you wait for the results. Some places promise a 24 hour turnaround on genetic testing but I’m honestly not sure how that would work with already frozen.
Your doctor really should be able to speak with you in detail about this! Also, I would ask about how many biopsies are performed in the lab. If doing this is “rare” in your doctors practice, the embryologist will not have had much experience with doing the biopsy.
Best of luck as you sort this out.[/quote]
Thank you Hopeful. This is what makes me think, the whole thawing, refreezing,thawing again for transfer…this is too much of manipulation with such tiny organism for my comfort level. I am afraid of the damage during this process too…