What Is An IVF Lab?

 

What Is An IVF Lab Used For? 

Dr. Guy Ringler, California Fertility Partners discusses whats involved in a modern state-of-the-art IVF lab.

What is an IVF lab?

An IVF lab is where embryos are created, it's a very important part of the surrogacy process. The modern day IVF lab features highly purified air systems, continuous culture systems, and incubators, just to name a few. The goal of any high-quality IVF lab is to create an environment that is prime for embryo development. This means consistent temperature and ph levels. Reducing the amount of variables in the IVF lab results in higher quality embryos, more embryos and most importantly higher pregnancy rates.

IVF labs and the way embryo creation is done has changed quite dramatically over the past 20 years. Back then, it was common to look at the growing embryos everyday to see how they were changing, but every time you take that embryo out of the incubator it's exposed too many environmental changes. These changes had negative impacts on embryo development, making the overall success rate lower. But, with the help of modern technology and techniques, IVF success rates have grown tremendously. 

IVF labs would be useless without the highly trained embryologist. These people are experts at embryo identification, embryo culture, embryo biopsy, embryo freezing and embryo thawing. Embryologists ensure that the embryos have a consistent and healthy environment to begin their lives.

Posted by Dr. Guy Ringler

Dr. Ringler, partner of California Fertility Partners, is recognized globally as a leading fertility doctor. More than that, however, as a gay man Dr. Ringler is personally committed to helping members of the LGBTQ community build families. He's proud to point out that since their launch in 1988, California Fertility Partners has always supported LGBTQ family building, rightfully giving them pioneer status among their peers.


Website: https://www.californiafertilitypartners.com/


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