Embryology + Andrology
Embryology is the branch of biology that studies the formation, early growth and development of embryos. During the monitoring of an IVF cycle, all blood work and ultrasounds are done in-house to provide results to your physician within a few hours, which results in more personalized care. We are committed to providing a well-controlled 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. Access to our laboratory is limited to only key laboratory personnel and the physicians. We make every effort to assure couples that the eggs, sperm and embryos in our possession in the laboratory are always handled with trust, respect, expertise and care. Our labeling process and a series of checks and balances are designed to ensure matching you to your eggs, sperm and embryos. This is a constant priority throughout the IVF process.
Andrology is the study of male reproductive health and is a vital component of reproductive endocrinology. In the andrology lab, the male aspect/semen is analyzed 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, intrauterine insemination (IUI) preparations, and in vitro fertilization (IVF) sperm preparations. Having an in-house andrology department ensures the safety of the sample and allows it to be analyzed and processed under optimum and sterile conditions.
An embryologist aids in the development of embryos over the course of 5-6 days and assists the physician during the embryo transfer. An andrologist deals with the male aspect of fertility by analyzing and purifying sperm.