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IVF Laboratory Services

Overview

At Prince Court Medical Centre our in-house Andrology and Embryology laboratories are equipped with advanced equipment such ICSI machines with lasers, personalized incubator chambers for egg-embryo cultures and heated-stage laminar flows.

We have complete fertility procedure to suit each patients according to their requirements and needs. These includes:

a) In vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

  • IVF or ICSI are a four-stage process which includes ovarian stimulation, monitoring, and ovulation triggering; egg retrieval or ovum pick-up (OPU), fertilization, and embryo transfer.
  • In an IVF cycle, eggs and sperm are collected and placed together in a dish to fertiliz The embryos which derived from the successful fertilization will be chosen and transferred into woman’s uterus. The potential surplus embryos can be kept frozen for future use.
  • ICSI is a procedure where a single sperm is injected directly into each egg. ICSI is often used if the male partner has a very low sperm count, low motility or poor sperm quality. Once the fertilization occurs, embryo transfer and freezing would follow next as it goes with IVF.

b) Egg, Embryo and Sperm Freezing

    • Cryopreservation, also known as ‘freezing’ is done when there are surplus eggs (should be only surplus embryo after transfer, won’t have surplus eggs , all mature egg will be frozen) or embryos than are needed in a cycle. Extra embryos can be stored for future attempts without the need to repeat the ovarian stimulation or egg retrieval.
    • In most cases, husbands which are unavailable at wife’s IVF or ICSI attempts, sperm which were frozen earlier can be used. It can reduce the cost and inconvenience throughout the 3-4 weeks length of procedure.
    • Sperm freezing is one of a choice available when a man is required to undergo other treatment which can impair the sperm production or reduce the sperm quality. Before treatment ie radiation, chemotherapy or surgeries which might cause a man become sterile, he can bank his sperm for future use in his wife’s IVF attempts by using his frozen sample stored earlier. A wife still can proceed with the IVF attempt using the husband’s frozen sperm stored earlier.
    • Eggs production in woman is different form Man. Woman does not produce her eggs as the way Man produces Sperm, there is no on going production of eggs throughout life. The quality of eggs are closely correlate to the age of a woman, its quality decreasing by age going up. The best quality is about at the age of 24-26 years old and starts to decrease by age of 30’s. Therefore, Egg Freezing can be done to enable a woman to preserve her eggs for future use either for medical or social reasons before her eggs quality diminished.

    c) Assisted Hatching

    • Embryo hatching occurs when an embryo emerges from its membrane or sheath before implanting in the uterus. Hatching of embryo may be assisted by thinning the membrane either with mechanical techniques, or (we are using laser technique) with laser prior to embryo transfer. It helps to increase the chance of pregnancy for those who have failed several IVF attempts.

    d) Our range of comprehensive services includes:

    • Semen Analysis
    • Sperm Freezing
    • Intra Uterine Insemination
    • Trial Wash Sperm (no need)
    • Egg Freezing
    • IVF (In Vitro fertilization)
    • ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
    • IMSI (Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection)
    • Embryo/Blastocysts Freezing
    • Frozen Embryo Transfer
    • Surgical Sperm Retrieval Procedures
      • (TESA/TESE/PESA/PESE/MESA/ microTESE)
    • Frozen Gametes/Embryos Storage
    • Preimplantation Genetic Testing

     

    Feel free to talk to us for assisting you on your journey towards building a happy family together. Call us at 03-2160 000 (ext. 6665) or email to corporate.affairs@princecourt.com

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