'Revolutionary' fertility test to be offered here
Published 23/01/2013 | 05:00
A Dublin fertility clinic has become the first in Ireland to offer a revolutionary new fertility test that can help tell early on in treatment if the embryo will thrive.
The new technology, called early embryo viability assessment (Eeva), is now being used at the Sims IVF fertility clinic in Clonskeagh, Dublin.
The Eeva test is designed to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) outcomes by providing doctors with information that better enables them to predict embryo viability.
The technology means doctors can put the strongest embryos back into patients' wombs, increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy.
Dr David Walsh, director and consultant gynaecologist at Sims IVF, said: "The Eeva test is the most significant breakthrough in IVF in recent decades."