For a couple, one of the hardest times they can go through is when the pregnancy does not come to fruition and a miscarriage occurs. And even more so when it is not a new situation and it has happened on more than one occasion. Whatever the case, it is essential to know the cause to provide closure for the patient and help in future pregnancies.
In a healthy pregnancy, all fetal cells should have two copies of each chromosome, one from the mother’s egg and one from the father’s sperm. In total there should be 23 pairs of chromosomes. Chromosomal abnormalities, caused by extra or missing chromosomes, can result in a pregnancy affected with a chromosomal syndrome or a miscarriage.
In general, 50% of spontaneous miscarriages in the first trimester are due to chromosomal abnormalities, and this percentage reaches 60% in assisted reproduction treatments.
POC test (Products of Conception)
The Igenomix POC test is an advanced study of fetal samples that analyzes the 46 chromosomes using NGS (Next Generation Sequencing) technology and allows to establish if the miscarriage has been caused by any of anomalies of these chromosomes.
Reliability is one of the most important values that we offer at Igenomix, and the POC test obtains results in 99% of cases, compared to 58% in conventional tests. Furthermore, the results are obtained in 7 working days, when the conventional tests usually takes 1 month.
The more information we obtain thanks to this test about a miscarriage, the better you can plan the next steps to be able to try again in the future with a better understanding.
You can request more information about the POC test at https://www.igenomix.com/our-services/poc/.