What is Blastocyst Culture?
Blastocyst Culture & Transfer technique was developed to aid In-Vitro Fertilization. Traditionally embryos were transferred to the uterus on the third day after fertilization. Healthy embryo called “Blastocyst” is grown in the laboratory for 5 to 6 days after egg collection and insemination.
In blastocyst culture, over the period of 5 to 6 days embryo gets divided into multiple cells. Usually, the strongest embryos make it to blastocyst stage as they have survived key growth and division processes and have a better chance of implanting once transferred. Central cells, also known as inner cell mass gives rise to foetus after implantation, whereas the single layer cells outside blastocyst form trophectoderm that gives rise to placenta.
The real advantage of blastocyst transfer is the high birth rates. This technique is also intended towards minimizing the chance of multiple pregnancies.
Who can go for Blastocyst Culture & Transfer?
- This technique is not for all IVF patients, it is usually for patients young at age with enough eggs available for retrieval.
- Patients who had failed attempts to conceive.
- For patients who are concerned about multiple pregnancy.
Yash IVF is one of the few infertility clinics in the Pune city to provide blastocyst culture as it requires advanced technology and excellent lab environment. We provide each and every level involved in blastocyst culture and Yash IVF have such advanced lab facility.