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Embryology and Andrology

Learn more about embryology

Embryology is the branch of biology that studies the formation, early growth and development of embryos. During the monitoring of an IVF cycle, all bloodwork and ultrasounds occurs in-house to provide results to your physician within a few hours. This results in more personalized care.

We provide an advanced and secure laboratory environment for your eggs, sperm and embryos. We utilize multiple monitoring and security systems, as well as state-of-the-art filtration systems to maintain our secure “clean-room” environment.

Our team limits access to our embryology laboratory to only key laboratory personnel and the physicians. We make every effort to assure couples with eggs, sperm and embryos in the laboratory are always handled with trust, respect, expertise and care. Our labeling process and a series of checks and balances matches you to your eggs, sperm and embryos. This is a constant priority throughout the IVF process.

Andrology is also an important component

Andrology is the study of male reproductive health and is a vital component of reproductive endocrinology. In the andrology lab, we analyze the male aspect/semen against normal parameters to determine sperm viability. Certain techniques, such as IVF sperm preparations, allow for sperm purification and focuses on improving male infertility.

Specifically, the andrology department performs semen analysis, semen cryopreservations, and IUI and IVF sperm preparations. Having an in-house andrology department ensures the safety of the sample. It also allows us to analyze and process the sample under optimum and sterile conditions.

An embryologist aids in the development of embryos over the course of five to six days and assists the physician during the embryo transfer. An andrologist deals with the male aspect of fertility by analyzing and purifying sperm.

Learn more about embryology and andrology

Contact us to learn more about embryology and andrology and how it relates to your care. We look forward to answering your questions.

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