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aCGH: Breakthrough Science for Healthy Babies

The IVF laboratory plays a crucial role in the success of infertility treatments. In the lab, a new baby’s life is initiated by first fertilizing the extracted egg with the collected sperm, and the resulting embryo is then transferred into the patient’s uterus.

Pacific Reproductive Center offers the most sophisticated laboratories outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment and staffed with a large team of highly skilled embryologists and geneticists. Our embryologists and geneticists all have advanced degrees, most with a doctorate in their field of expertise. At PRC, our embryologists personally handle every step of a patient’s treatment plan.  Your procedure (what is the correct word?) is in the best hands at all times with PRC. This is unique from some labs that employ technicians (with less training) to assist in the lab. As a result, these professionals possess superb skills in all aspects of IVF laboratory technologies.  

Pacific Reproductive Center is proud to be the first IVF center to offer in-house Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) in addition to our in-house Pre-implantation Genetic (PGD) lab, where the most advanced techniques are utilized to screen for genetic abnormalities and, in some cases, to identify and select a specific gender, if the family desires.  Having these labs within the center greatly minimizes the risk of misdiagnosis, reduces the cost and travel time for patients, and makes the timing of the treatment process more flexible and more manageable.

Our combination of advanced technologies along with the most skilled embryologists and geneticists deliver unsurpassed IVF laboratory services and the ability to achieve some of the highest pregnancy rates in the nation.

The PRC Advantage: aCGH Results Overnight

Currently, patients who utilize aCGH testing must delay embryo transfer while the testing of the cells are performed in a lab outside of their local fertility center.

Some testing locations can be found out of the country and may require the freezing of embryos and shipment of biopsied cells. The delay equates to an added emotional toll for couples and has additional financial implications.

PRC’s vested interest in the science of helping create families translates into patients receiving 24 hour results. aCGH allows PRC physicians to transfer fewer, healthier, fresh embryos, enhancing the chance of success for each family.

The PRC Advantage: Continuous Embryo Monitoring

How to select the best embryo for transfer in IVF can also be assisted by close observation of the embryos while still in culture. PRC is among a select few IVF centers in the U.S. with the additional capacity to assess embryo viability via EmbryoScope—a new non-invasive approach to cellular assessment.  Our PRC EmbyroScope can identify which embryos are developing correctly at an earlier stage based on key morphology observations. This technique permits continuous time-lapse images of embryos to be studied to help determine the developmental competency of each.

  • Improved IVF implantation and pregnancy success rates
  • Transfer of fewer embryos
  • Reduced multiple births
  • Reduced risk of birth defects
  • Reduced incidence of miscarriage
  • 24 hour result turnaround
  • Eliminates the shipment of biopsied cells
  • Allows for a fresh embryo transfer
  • Repeatable testing if needed
  • Increased accuracy
  • Reduced overall costs of fertility treatments

We are the most experienced Fertility Center in Southern California.

If you want to go over the best options for you then do not hesitate and contact us today!

Visit Pacific Reproductive Center

Pacific Reproductive Center® is a world-class fertility center in Southern California. With more than 70 years of collective reproductive clinic experience diagnosing and treating infertility, PRC is a leading provider of IVF and fertility care.

PRC is easily accessible whether traveling from local communities including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside or points slightly further including San Diego, Temecula, Inland Empire and La Jolla


PRC Torrance
3720 Lomita Blvd, Suite 200 Torrance, CA 90505

PRC Glendale
116 E. Broadway, Suite 300 Glendale, CA 91205

PRC Irvine
10 Post Irvine, CA 92618

PRC Corona
381 Corporate Terrace Corona, CA 92879

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