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CCS: What is it? What are the benefits?


What is CCS? What are the added benefits?

Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS), also known as Embryo Screening, is performed to check for any chromosomal abnormalities in all 24 chromosomes caused by missing or additional chromosomes. Chromosomal abnormalities include Trisomy 13 (Patau's syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edward’s syndrome) and Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). CCS also includes the screening of chromosomes X and Y, making Family Balancing through Gender Selection possible. 

  • Detect any missing or additional chromosomes 
  • Prevent trisomies such as Down syndrome, Edward's syndrome and Patau's syndrome 
  • Identify the gender of embryos 
  • Embryos without chromosomal abnormalities are at lower risk for miscarriage 

How accurate is CCS if I want to know the gender of my embryos? 

The accuracy for CCS when screening for X and Y (gender) chromosomes is 99.9%