IVF / ICSI
An Assisted Reproductive Technique (ART) is a process that eggs and sperm are collected and fertilized in the laboratory to become an embryo, which there is 2 process IVF [In Vitro Fertilization] and ICSI [Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection]
What is the different between IVF and ICSI?
In IVF sperm and egg are fertilized by itself, without any assistance from the laboratory, however in ICSI, a single sperm is injected directly to an egg by embryologist, the fertilization rate increased more and also help the low motility sperm to fertilize with egg.
ICSI is recommended for the couple who have the problem with sperm quality as follows;
– Low sperm count
– Low morphology (Abnormality sperm shape)
– No sperm contains in semen (Azoospermia)
– Vasectomy or reversal vasectomy is failed
– All patients who need to retrieve the sperm surgically (TASE / TESA / PESA)
Moreover, ICSI is also considered to be used in the case of;
– Patient who needs the chromosome screening performed on the embryos
– Low fertilization rate or failed fertilization with convention IVF
– Unexplained infertility