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For couples struggling to have a child, IVF is undeniably one of the most popular solutions available. It doesn’t always guarantee success, but most couples normally conceive within three cycles of IVF. However, sometimes, even three IVF cycles can fail. In most cases, this inability to conceive may be linked to endometrial receptivity, in which case the embryo misses the window of implantation and the embryo is unable to implant.

It is very important for the timing of embryo transfer to correspond with the woman’s window of implantation. It mustn’t be too late or too late, but just right on time. This timing may be different for some people.

An Endometrial Receptivity Analysis (ERA) test is used to both evaluate endometrial receptivity as well as predict the exact time an embryo transfer will produce the best chance of a successful implantation and pregnancy.

By endometrial receptivity, we mean the extent of receptivity of the endometrial lining in the uterus. ERA checks whether the lining is receptive enough to accept the embryo. This is usually done by analyzing the expression of 238 genes that are connected with endometrial receptivity at molecular level.

Through the test, our doctors can determine the personalized window of the woman and know when to transfer an embryo to the uterus so that it sticks and grows.

In other words, ERA is done to ensure a successful implantation and minimize the chances of a failed pregnancy. We can check for the receptivity of the endometrium before starting an IVF procedure and mimic the same during the embryo transfer.

How Can ERA Help You?

ERA testing can be beneficial for patients who have had three or more IVF cycles without success. It is assumed that fertilization was successful and healthy embryos were transferred. But still the woman experienced repeated implantation failure.
Patients also undergoing IVF or other ART treatments for the first time can also undergo an ERA test to maximize their chances of pregnancy.

With all the benefits of ERA testing, it is also worth noting that the procedure can cause slight discomfort although no medical side effects are expected. The pain is usually as a result of the uterine biopsy carried out to collect the endometrial tissue from the uterus.

How Can We Help ?

It has been suggested that three out of every ten women have a displaced implantation window. By opting for an ERA test, you can avoid implantation failure.

At Archish IVF, we help establish the best day for your embryo transfer so that successful implantation can occur. You can book an appointment today and speak to one of our doctors for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

The accuracy of the endometrial receptivity assay (ERA) test is generally considered to be high, with studies reporting an accuracy rate of over 80%. The test analyses gene expression patterns in the endometrium to determine the optimal timing for embryo transfer. However, the accuracy of the test also depends on proper sample collection, processing, and interpretation of the results. It is important to discuss the benefits and limitations of the test with your healthcare provider to determine if it is appropriate for your situation.

The endometrial receptivity assay (ERA) test is not a treatment for infertility, but rather a diagnostic tool to determine the optimal timing for embryo transfer. By identifying the window of receptivity, the ERA test may increase the chances of successful embryo implantation and pregnancy. However, the test itself does not directly increase the chance of pregnancy, and it is important to address any underlying infertility issues that may be affecting fertility.

The endometrial receptivity assay (ERA) is a diagnostic test used to evaluate the timing of the endometrium receptive to embryo implantation. The success rate of the ERA test is generally considered to be high, with studies reporting an accuracy rate of over 80%. However, it is important to note that the success of the test also depends on proper sample collection, processing, and interpretation of the results. Additionally, the success of the test does not necessarily guarantee a successful pregnancy outcome, as there may be other factors that can affect implantation and pregnancy.

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Dr. Ankita Gahlot

Fertility Consultant

Dr. Anagha Nawal

Fertility Consultant

Navin Desai

Male Fertility Expert / Embryology Head

Rishina Bansal

Scientific Director / Egg Freezing Expert