Embryology Laboratory Services
New life begins with Austin IVF embryology services that both restore and preserve fertility for men and women from Austin, San Antonio, and throughout the Southwestern United States. Our skilled embryologists and state of the art laboratories maintain the highest standards to produce optimal results.
Austin IVF’s leading-edge fertility therapies include:
Laser Assisted hatching
. Age, endometriosis or other factors can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus. Our assisted hatching
technique employs a laser to thin the egg’s outer shell (zone pellucida), thus increasing the chances for hatching
and successful implantation.
Advanced technology allows women to safeguard or extend their fertility
through the cryopreservation of oocytes.
The two most common reasons women choose oocyte or egg cryopreservation
are the desire to delay childbirth, and fertility preservation for patients undergoing treatment for cancer or other chronic diseases. Preserving eggs at an optimal age and/or prior to undergoing radiation or chemotherapy essentially “banks” a woman’s fertility until she is ready to have children.
Cyropreservation of embryos
affords couples the option to pursue additional IVF
cycles without repeating the expense of ovulation induction and egg retrieval. Studies show that cumulative pregnancy success rates increase through a combination of fresh and frozen IVF cycles, so frozen embryo transfers
(FET) significantly expand a couple’s options. From egg retrieval
through post IVF cryopreservation,
Austin IVF dedicates itself to nurturing new life.
To optimally care for an embryo as it develops, Austin IVF creates a laboratory environment that simulates the biochemical conditions found within a woman’s own body. Embryo culture with sequential media, a systematic approach to enhancing fertilization, early embryo and blastocyst phases, leads to greater IVF success rates.
If the treating physician suspects severe male infertility, Austin IVF embryologists can intervene with intra-cytoplasmic sperm Injection (ICSI). With ICSI, we inject sperm directly into the egg, greatly increasing the likelihood of successful fertilization.
Also known as embryo screening, pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) identifies embryos at risk for genetic conditions, chromosomal abnormalities (aneuploidy) or single gene defects. PGS can also offer couples with unexplained miscarriages improved IVF success rates.