Our IVF Lab Offers Leading Edge Treatments for Infertility
IVFMD and its laboratory affiliate, Advanced Reproductive Laboratory, LP, meet the highest standards set by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA). These certifying bodies examine all aspects of the laboratory, including methodology, reagents, quality control, medical equipment, specimen handling, procedural manuals, reports and proficiency testing, personnel, safety, and the overall management principles that distinguish a quality laboratory. Successful accreditation indicates that a laboratory belongs to an exclusive group of reproductive laboratories that meet the highest standards of excellence as recognized by its peers.
Our embryologists are certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) and have had experience with thousands of ART cycles since 1998. Our clinical and laboratory expertise have helped us to achieve consistently high rates of pregnancy and quality care that we are proud to offer to you.
Under the direction of Dr. Sy Le, our IVF laboratory provides specialized services to patients receiving both basic and advanced reproductive technologies at our fertility centers. Dr. Le is one of the few fertility doctors who are also certified as a high complexity laboratory director (HCLD).
The Function of the IVF Lab
Our state-of-the-art Embryology Laboratory was designed specifically for the well being of the embryos. Before outside air can enter our Embryology Room it must be filtered by an advanced High Efficiency Particulate Air filtration system (HEPA) to remove 99.9% of particulates down to a diameter of 0.3 micron. The filtered air is further purified through a Four-Stage Filter System (CODATM) that combines a blend of activated carbon and alumina impregnated with potassium permanganate to inactivate a wide variety of harmful Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCs).
Gases entering our incubators must also pass through an inline filter of HEPA and activated carbon to remove any trace of contaminants. We perform regular testing of the air quality in our laboratory to ensure that optimal conditions are always maintained. Embryos under our care are assured of extremely clean air and gases for their optimal development.
Our fertility center’s IVF laboratory provides essential services for patients undergoing fertility treatment. Those services include: IUI and IVF support, ICSI to address severe male infertility, and advanced techniques such as embryo biopsy and genetic testing to choose the best embryo for transfer.
We advocate single embryo transfer whenever possible to optimize the outcome for the mother and her baby.
Our fertility center embryologists and andrologists offer expertise in:
• Nurturing and maintaining eggs, sperm and embryos during an IVF cycle
• Performing intricate procedures, such as embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGD) to determine the presence of gene disorders such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs, Sickle Cell, and Fragile X.
• Providing testing services, such as semen analysis & HALO sperm testing, to diagnose and treat male infertility.
IVF Lab Services offered at IVFMD
• In vitro fertilization, IVF
• ICSI, intracytoplasmic sperm injection
• PICSI for sperm with abnormal DNA fragmentation index
• Embryo biopsy for PGD/PGS
• Embryo freezing via vitrification technique
• Egg freezing for elective fertility preservation for women
• Semen analysis
• Testing for sperm DNA integrity (Halosperm)
Your successful outcome with IVF will require a top-tier IVF lab. Contact our fertility center, with locations in Irving and Arlington, for a consultation with physicians and laboratory professionals who are committed to helping you overcome infertility.