Special laboratory methods

ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection)

ICSI is the most commonly used micromanipulation method in which one sperm cell is transferred to each egg. The sperm is selected by an embryologist under a microscope. This method is used exclusively for the treatment of infertility through IVF methods in the case of artificial fertilization.

When do we recommend ICSI?

  • When the previous IVF cycle failed
  • When only a small number of eggs was collected
  • When using frozen sperm
  • When using surgical collection of sperm (TESE)
  • When using donated eggs
  • When a spermiogram detects a low sperm count, low motility or abnormal shape
  • In other cases, depending on the physician's recommendation

How does ICSI work?

At the embryological laboratory, one sperm is introduced into the cytoplasm of just one egg using a special device called micromanipulator.
The success rate of egg fertilization by this method is around 90% and it is used very often.