Inconclusive results in preimplantation genetic testing: go for a second biopsy?

Monica Parriego, Lluc Coll, Francesca Vidal, Montserrat Boada, Marta Devesa, Buenaventura Coroleu, Anna Veiga

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© 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The transition in biopsy timing from blastomere to trophectoderm biopsy has led to a remarkable decrease in the percentage of undiagnosed blastocysts. However, patients with few or no euploid blastocysts can be affected by this residual percentage of diagnosis failure. The aim of this study is to assess whether blastocyst rebiopsy and revitrification is an efficient and safe procedure to be applied in cases of no results after analysis. Fifty-three patients agreed to the warming of 61 blastocysts to perform a second biopsy and PGT-A by aCGH. Only 75.4% of the blastocysts survived, reexpanded, and could be rebiopsied. After the second biopsy and analysis, 95.6% of the blastocysts were successfully diagnosed with an euploidy rate of 65.9%. Eighteen euploid blastocysts were warmed and transferred to 18 patients with a 100% survival and reexpansion rate. Seven clinical pregnancies have been achieved with 4 live births, 1 ongoing pregnancy, and 2 miscarriages. Thus, although few transfers of rebiopsied and revitrified blastocysts have been performed till date, our preliminary results show that this approach is efficient and safe to be applied for undiagnosed blastocysts, as it ultimately allows the transfer of euploid blastocysts and good clinical outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-92
JournalGynecological Endocrinology
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2019


  • biopsy
  • blastocyst
  • PGT-A
  • trophectoderm
  • vitrification


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