Many times over the past four years I have written about infertility and the emotional and financial cost of treatment. While some infertility patients get pregnant with drug treatment alone, there are also times when in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the prescribed course of action. Where in vitro fertilization is medically prescribed, there is often a great financial cost involved. Couples have sometimes been through the ringer emotionally and had to save thousands of dollars for a chance at doing a round of in vitro fertilization. Even if they manage to save the amount necessary and wade through all of the emotions involved, IVF, while extremely efficient, is not a guarantee of success. That’s where the EEVA test comes into play.
What is the EEVA test and should I do it?
EEVA stands for Early Embryonic Viability Assessment. It helps your clinician and fertility team consistently pick the best quality embryo for transfer. That can help increase your confidence and give you a bit of control over the infertility process. EEVA can boost your chances of success.
EEVA is a test that carries an extra fee. There are benefits and risks associated with the Eeva Test. EEVA test has been cleared by the FDA for use in the United States to aid in embryo selection. To date thousands of women in Europe, Canada and the US have chosen to include the Eeva Test in their IVF cycles. Basically EEVA uses time lapse video to determine which embryo is the best quality.
Genesis Fertility Centre in BC was the first clinic in Canada, to offer patients the Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva), cutting-edge technology that helps people trying to conceive. Genesis is also the first commercial clinic in North America to offer EEVA. Now there are many other clinics in Canada and the US that have the EEVA test.
Recent tests show that using EEVA test in addition to standard lab practices increase chance of success by up to 10 %. One study demonstrated that EEVA test together with traditional methods increase chances of forming a blastocyst, an important developmental milestone, by 53 %.
ASK your clinic if they have EEVA.
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