The premature introduction of PGS into routine IVF, likely, represented the largest misstep in the development of IVF. Now we are facing the risk of a repeat performance, as the development of more accurate techniques for single cell chromosomal analyses, once again, threatens the premature introduction of an untested procedure. While inadequate diagnostic technology, undoubtedly, was one reason for the failure of PGS in its earlier incarnation, it was not the only reason. Equally important, as an embryos election technique, PGS cannot be expected to show the same utility in all patients. Until benefits in specific patient populations are, unequivocally, established, PGS, therefore, should be considered experimental, and only offered under study conditions, and with appropriate informed consents.
VIDEO: PGS, as currently practiced, is associated with inferior results and should not be offered routinely
Recorded on: December 9, 2011