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Blastocyst Culture and Transfer

Culture of embryos to the blastocyst stage prior to transfer is a technique developed for IVF.

 

What is a blastocyst?

When an egg is fertilised it becomes an embryo. Embryos grow by dividing the cells inside them. At about day 5 an embryo is called a blastocyst. Not all embryos will develop into a blastocyst. As with early stage embryos, good quality blastocysts may be frozen and stored if there are any remaining following transfer.

 

Blastocyst Freezing

As with early stage embryos, good quality blastocysts can be frozen and stored at Reproductive Medicine Albury.