Most patients expect that IVF doctors will do lots of
tests for them , in order to tailor their treatment so that they can maximize
their chances of getting pregnant.
The problem is that a lot of the new IVF tests which are
available, such as the ERA test and the PGS test do not provide the doctor with
any clinically actionable information for that individual patient.
These tests are still unproven, which is why they are not
done in the world's best IVF centers .
There's a lot of overlap in the results between fertile
patients and infertile patients, which means you will get abnormal results in
fertile patients as well.
And they really do not help us to modify the treatment
cycle for the next attempt, because they don't provide us with any useful
However, patients don't know this. They're very impressed about
how thorough and careful the doctor is being - especially when they have to
spend a lot of money - after all, expensive tests must be better, right ?
And doctors are happy , because they make lots of money by
ordering these tests !
This is why the fact that these tests are useless for clinical
application for individual patients remains a secret !
And to add insult to injury, the doctors who advice
against these tests are considered to be old-fashioned and out of touch with
modern trends !
What to find an IVF clinic which respects your time and