PGS for 23 Chromosome pairs

The first healthy baby after pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in AVA-Peter was born in 2000.

Since 1999 AVA-Peter was the only clinic in Russia which could help men and women carriers of chromosome aberrations (translocations, inversions and deletions) to use own egg and sperm and become mothers and fathers of healthy children having no chromosome aberrations. Couples from all over Russia came to AVA-Peter to exclude genetic disease in an off-springs.

In 2013 AVA-Peter has implemented PGS for 23 chromosome pairs  which helps to increase IVF success rates

A wrong chromosome number in an embryo is the major reason for a morphologically good embryo not being able to attach and/or progress to a live born baby. Testing of all 23 chromosome pairs in "good looking " blastocysts helps to choose those for transfer which do not only have the highest chance to attach, but also to stay and result in live birth.

PGS for 23 chromosome pairs eliminates the negative effect of maternal age on implantation and reduces time to pregnancy.

After 3 IVF in Sweden, 3 miscarriages, Elisabet and Pär became parents of lovely Ester through egg donation in St. Petersburg

“Three times I went to Russia to pick up some eggs. Six embryos tested by PGS and one was good ))) This little embryo was born when I was 44 and the egg they used was from me when I was 43…”


“…When I left the clinic and walked down the Nevsky Prospect I knew I was pregnant — and the feeling was right! 9 month after her visit at the AVA Clinic Alexander was born!”

Ewa and Sten

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  • Willeke and Mario from Netherlands come to AVA-Peter for egg donation treatment… Enjoy this touching and sincere documentary by Jorien van Nes