Monday, June 10, 2013

What makes an embryologist Grade A

This is a guest post by Dr. Saiprasad Gundeti, Chief Embryologist, Malpani Infertility Clinic Pvt. Ltd.

Embryos are graded in the IVF lab routinely, according to their appearance ( morphology) under the microscope. Good embryos are called Grade A embryos, and have a higher chance of becoming babies.
The scientists who are responsible for taking care of your embryos in the IVF lab are called clinical embryologists . We are involved in fertility treatment and reproductive research and need a practical and theoretical understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART). We also need to keep up to date with current regulations and legislation involving these subjects. Just like you have Grade A embryos and Grade B embryos, you have good embryologists - and bad ones. Unfortunately, patients don't know much about what happens in the IVF lab and what embryologists do, so this article will shed some light on the role we play in your treatment !


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