Embryo Selection Methods

To get the best IVF success rates.

Morphology Eeva™ CCS
How Used Traditional method Supplemental to Morphology : time lapse video of embryo development interpreted by a computerized, Stanford University patented Algorithm. Done independently of morphology on blastocysts (day 5/ 6)
Pros -Correlation with chromosomally normal embryos ~ 60%;-Lower cost;-Allows for fresh  transfer into the body. -Additional information about embryo development that helps to predict  pregnancy rates;-Noninvasive;-Only FDA approved time lapse instrument  approved as a diagnostic medical device. -Diagnostic:  confirms whether the embryo is chromosomally balanced  “normal” with 98% certainty-Highest pregnancy rates, lowest miscarriage rates by preventing transfer of  non-chromosomally “normal” embryos.
Cons -Lower pregnancy rates as compared to Eeva™ and CCS embryo selection methods.-Miscarriage rates similar to spontaneous pregnancy Does not confirm that the embryo is normal -Invasive: the embryo is biopsied if it makes a blastocyst-Embryos are frozen pre-transfer ;the transfer is delayed 1-2 months-Some embryos will not make blastocysts and therefore will not be biopsied nor transferredIf all embryos are abnormal – no transfer will occur
Costs No additional cost $1500 in addition to IVF fees $~ 4000-6000 in addition to IVF fees (dependent on testing requirements)