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Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 2:41pm

Array with Embryoscope: any experiences?

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Got to my egg collection this morning and there were two invoices waiting for me: one for array cgh (as planned) plus one for Embryoscope (time lapse imaging.) the suggestion was that we use both concurrently, although was acknowledged that the embryos would have to come out of the Embryoscope at day 3 anyway.

I was annoyed as we haven't budgeted for the extra 750£ that the Embryoscope costs and it was my understanding that array is by far the better analysis medium (I used Embryoscope on my last cycle and I ended up miscarryng).but

The cynic in me thinks that getting the patient to sign up to both of these processes means that they can really ascertain how accurate the Embryoscope is.

Have to add that not my clinic that is pushing for this added process but rather their satellite that carries out the embryology.

Does anyone have any experience of this? If so, please post ASAP.

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Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 3:51pm

This is all very new technology and I agree there is likely to be an element of them wanting the results for their own purposes.

We have used array cgh (own eggs) and embryoscope ( donor eggs) and to be honest I'm not sure you need both if you're having array cgh? As that will tell if you the embryos are chromosomally normal anyway?

If they want the results then they should use the embryoscope free! Me personally, I'd tell them you can't afford the embryoscope as well and that you're paying for the array cgh to tell you about the chromosome normality/ or not, but that if they want to use the embryoscope they are welcome to..

I agree it's all so expensive in the first place! A real rip off when you go abroad and find the same thing is half the price
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Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 5:37pm

Hi Ros


Thanks v much for replying. I think you are right re array and not needing Embryoscope as well. I am minded to suggest they use it and they can have the data they collect for free!

This was discussed whilst I was in theatre waiting for EC. I had to be v firm and say I didn't want to discuss it there and then. This is my last cycle and the sums of money involved are stressful enough as it is.

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Monday, August 4th 2014, 10:42pm

Just sending big hugs and plenty of babydust for your cycle xx




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