Chalfont, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/22/2015 -- Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists of Philadelphia have already helped thousands of couples conceive, earning them one of the highest IVF success rates out of all fertility doctors in the Philadelphia area. Dr. Annette Lee and her team are always looking for ways to improve results for their patients. Recently, research in Europe has led to the development of a test, now in its initial stages, for optimal fertility treatment timing.
According to a Guardian.com article by Hannah Devlin, the test, which was developed by a team of scientists in Madrid, uses a new method to more accurately determine the best time for IVF treatment to occur. The scientists who developed the test believe that "so called unexplained IVF failure" is often due to normal embryos being transferred to the womb at the wrong time, resulting in a failure to implant. Dr. Geeta Nargund, medical director of Create Fertility in London, was quoted in the article as saying that prior to the development of this test, the correct window of implantation was a mystery to fertility doctors.
However, the test developed by Professor Juan Garcia-Velasco and his team may shed some light on the best window of opportunity for fertility treatment. The test monitors the activity of genes in the uterine lining to identify the optimum time for fertility treatment. In initial studies, this method improved success rates significantly: out of 85 women with an average of five unsuccessful IVF treatments each, 33% had a successful implantation. In the test's next phase, Professor Garcia-Velasco will lead a clinical trial with over 25,000 patients.
Dr. Nargund believes that the test is a "breakthrough." The team at Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists already has a consistently high IVF implantation rate, and may be able to raise their percentage of implantations higher with technology like the gene analysis test. To keep up with news about new IVF technology or to find a fertility doctor in Philadelphia, visit the Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists website.
About Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists
Dr. Annette Lee, M.D., the physician at Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists, is double board-certified in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology. After over a decade perfecting her clinical skills in some of the largest and most successful IVF centers in the US, she established PRS in 2009 with the goal of offering the same cutting edge care in a very patient-friendly environment. Vitals.com awarded Dr. Lee the "Patient's Choice" award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 based on exemplary patient reviews and rating. Dr. Lee was named by Castle Connolly as a "Top Regional Doctor" in 2014 and also named as one of Vitals.com's Top 10 Reproductive Endocrinologists.
For more information call 215-822-8400 or visit http://www.prsfertility.com.