Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET
Category: Infertitlity Hormone Testing
A new test may help determine which patients are responsive to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and which are not, according to a presentation at the 25th annual conference of the the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.
Dr Cathy Allen of the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, and her team examined the gene expression patterns in RNA extracted from simple blood samples taken at eight different stages during the period around conception and the early stages of the IVF cycle. Instead of looking at a single gene, as had been done before, they looked at wide-ranging gene patterns and found distinct differences between those who went on to achieve pregnancy and those who did not.
"Over 200 genes were differentially expressed in patients who went on to achieve an IVF pregnancy compared with those who did not," Allen said.
The researchers found that the gene expression 'signature' seen in the fertility test before IVF predicted the outcome of the IVF procedure. The researchers hope this finding will lead to a simple blood test to determine the likely effectiveness of IVF for a given patient.
Related Articles from Private MD:
News Categories:Advanced Lipid Treatment I Allergy Testing Anemia and RBC disorders Autoimmune Diseases Bariatric Lab Testing Blood and Blood Diseases Breast Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers Celiac Disease Testing Chlamydia Coagulation and blood clotting disorders Colon Diabetes DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing Drug Screening Environmental Toxin Testing Female Specific Tests Gastrointestinal Diseases General Health General Wellness Heart Health and Cholesterol Herpes HIV HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos Hormones and Metabolism Infectious Diseases Infertility Testing-Male Infertitlity Hormone Testing Kidney Diseases Leukemia and WBC disorders Liver Liver Diseases Lyme Disease Male Specific Tests Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis Musculoskeletal Diseases Organ Specific Testing Ovarian Prostate Sexually Transmitted Diseases Thyroid Diseases Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment
Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here
Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.Back to top