FCI Recruiting for Research Study for Women Undergoing IVF & PGD

Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) is currently recruiting healthy women undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) between the ages of 35 to 40 years to participate in a randomized study. 

The purpose of the study is to determine whether PGS - testing of embryos created during IVF for chromosome abnormalities, prior to transfer to the uterus - improves pregnancy and implantation rates in patients when compared to patients whose embryos are not tested.  PGS will be conducted using 24 Chromosome Aneuploidy Screening with Parental SupportTM from Gene Security Network.

If you meet the criteria below, you may be a candidate for this study. To participate in the study you must:

  • Be a healthy, pre-menopausal female, 35-40 years of age
  • Have a history of less than 3 consecutive miscarriages and no more than one failed IVF cycle
  • Agree to use Ferring Pharmaceutical products during stimulation
  • Agree to be randomly assigned to either the arm of the study receiving PGS (TEST arm) or the arm receiving no additional testing (CONTROL arm)
  • Additional screening will be conducted to determine if you are eligible to enroll. 

If you qualify and enroll you will receive discounted IVF medications. If you become pregnant during the study, you will receive a small payment for providing information about your pregnancy and birth. If you are assigned to the TEST arm of the study you will receive free PGS.

Fertility Centers of Illinois, S.C., is one of the nation's leading fertility treatment practices, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. With a team of nationally recognized reproductive physicians, and half of all patients seeking treatment elsewhere before finding success at FCI, the practice has earned a reputation for overcoming hard-to-solve fertility issues. Due to the large number of patients seen and high success rates recognized throughout the nation, all FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. FCI is a member of the Attain Fertility Network. FCI has multiple offices conveniently located throughout the Chicago area. For more information visit www.fcionline.com.

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