ERA Test the New Technology Ensuring Successful Pregnancy
Motherhood is one of the most important aspect for a women. However, not everyone is blessed with it. With the newer technology coming in, it has brought about ray of hope for those who were deprived of the opportunity of being parents. Towards this effect, a new test called the Endometrial Receptivity Array (ERA) has come up which tests the receptivity of the uterus and identifies the most ideal time for embryo transfers to ensure a successful pregnancy.
Earlier it was just the viability of an embryo which was considered as the sole determinant of a successful IVF cycle. But it isn’t just the embryo, latest research have shown that the receptivity of the uterus for the embryo plays quite a significant yet undermined role in deciding the fate of the cycle.
The Endometrial Receptivity Array (ERA) test is a genetic test, which tells your doctor the best time for embryo transfer that would result into a successful implantation. It is a state-of-the-art diagnostic method, developed following over decades of research. This technique allows evaluating endometrial receptivity from a molecular point of view. This is done, by analyzing the expression levels of 238 genes related to it.
How the ERA procedure can be conducted? A routine endometrial biopsy is done in women undergoing their natural cycle or hormone replacement therapy cycles, at a time recommended in the ERA literature. The biopsied tissue is then sent for processing and the results are delivered within 15 working days. Based on the results, clinics can do the embryo transfers on the time suggested in the ERA report.
When asked about who can undergo the ERA test Dr. Sulbha Arora, Fertility Consultant, Nova IVI Fertility, Mumbai said: “Women above the age of 37 with repeated embryo transfer failures can undergo the ERA test. Apart from the minor infections which is negligible, the test is considered to be safe. The test is available at very few centers in India and Nova is one among the centers where the ERA test is available.”