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2011.09.13

Clinical results of single-cell polymerase chain reaction-based pre-implantation diagnosis of thalassemia genes in IVF embryos.

2011 Annual Meeting of Taiwanese Society for Reproductive Medicine, Poster
Clinical results of single-cell polymerase chain reaction-based pre-implantation diagnosis of thalassemia genes in IVF embryos.

CAO HUI-MEI*1, BAI YI-PING 1, ZHENG EN-HUI 1, CHEN QIU-PING 1, HUANG JUN-JIA 1, Zhong- Yi Chen 1, Tsung-Hsien Lee 1,2,3, Maw-Sheng Lee 1,2,3
1 Division of Infertility Clinic, Lee Women’s Hospital, 2 Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, 3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chung Shan Medical University

Introduction:The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of pre-implantation embryo diagnosis on the delivery of healthy fetuses for patients carrying thalassemia genes.

Methods:Pre-implantation embryos were diagnosed withsingle cell polymerase chain reaction.

RESULTS:Of the 19 patients receiving embryo transfer, 9 had successful pregnancy. Among them, 7 delivered healthy babies, the other two patients had to terminate their pregnancy.

Conclusion:Thalassemia carriers may benefit from pre-implantation diagnosis.