EMMA Endometrial Microbiome Metagenomic Analysis
EMMA evaluates your endometrial flora for a successful pregnancy
Many IVF cycles result in implantation failure, even with the transferring of the good-quality embryos. Although a good-quality embryo is the best starting point, the embryo also needs to be transferred to a receptive endometrium.
What is the endometrium?
- Endometrium is a tissue lining the interior of the uterus where the embryo implants and resides during pregnancy.
- Each month the endometrium prepares for the arrival of an embryo. When this does not occur, menstruation begins.
- A healthy endometrium is rich in healthy bacteria: the endometrial flora.
Why does the endometrium matter?
Problems with the endometrial lining are one of the leading causes of infertility in women.
What is endometrial flora?
- The endometrial flora or microbiome is the totality of microorganisms and their collective genetic material present in the endometrium.
- An unbalanced endometrial flora is associated with embryo implantation failure.
What is EMMA test?
EMMA evaluates your endometrial flora and recommends the best probiotic treatment to balance your endometrial flora, improving your pregnancy prospects.
Is EMMA for you?
This test is recommended if:
- You have suffered a pregnancy loss, especially recurrent implantation failure.
- You are undergoing assisted reproduction treatment
Why use EMMA?
- EMMA will determine whether the uterine microbial environment is optimal or not for embryo implantation.
- EMMA determines the percentage of healthy bacteria Lactobacillus in your endometrium. If the percentage is low, the report suggests the adequate probiotic or antibiotic treatment.
- This test also reports the most abundant bacteria detected in the endometrial sample, indicating the possible presence of bacterial pathogen, that can cause chronic endometritis or other infections.