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An Embryologist’s Effective Role in Infertility Treatment

Infertility treatment in Hyderabad can be considered without any hesitation. Experts are there to treat. Visiting the infertility hospital helps for resolving pregnancy issues.

The embryologist does work behind the scenes to assist with all the different stages of IVF from the retrieval or even eggs to the development of an embryo and then to its transfer to the woman’s womb. An embryologist is not of course a doctor but has rather specialized skills that enable him or her to work with delicate cells such as sperm as well as eggs.

Embryology does happen to be the discipline concerned with the study of prenatal development of gametes (Eggs cum Sperm), fertilization of the gametes, and also the development of embryos as well as fetuses. The study of embryology has indeed helped in the understanding of congenital abnormalities as well as development-assisted reproduction procedures.

The most common infertility treatment happens to be IVF.

Embryologists at infertility hospitals in hyderabad are well-trained to perform ICSI.

After fertilization (activation of the oocyte), the best embryos are then selected and transferred to the woman’s uterus on the 3rd or 5th day after egg collection. Other good-quality embryos may rather be frozen for future cycles. A pregnancy test is done after 15 days to check if gestation has been achieved. If the result is positive, pregnancy has indeed been achieved. If it is negative, further evaluation is required to propose the best treatment plan.

Role Of An Embryologist In The Lab

The embryologist plays an important role in the IVF/ICSI process and contributes no less than the fertility specialist or perhaps a consultant.

An Embryologist's Effective Role in Infertility Treatment

Important Activities of Embryologist:

1. Maintenance Of The Embryology Lab

The embryologist does maintain laboratory conditions most conducive for embryos to flourish. Strict regulation of conditions such as temperature, air quality, as well as humidity is a prerequisite for any properly functioning IVF laboratory.

2. Egg retrieval

During egg retrieval, fluid is of course removed from the woman’s ovaries. This fluid does contain eggs. The embryologist does examine this fluid under a microscope, identifies, and also collects the eggs.

3. Checking for fertilization

The day after the sperm, as well as eggs, are combined, the embryologist does check the eggs for fertilization (activation of oocyte) by examining each of them under the microscope.

4. Incubation and monitoring

The embryologist places the given fertilized eggs inside an incubator which is regulated to control temperature and pH that mimics the condition of the woman’s uterus. These optimal conditions do enable the fertilized egg to become an embryo. The embryologist periodically does check the embryos and also replaces the culture media.

5. Genetic Testing – (PGT-A, PGT-M & PGT-SR)

Embryologists do perform embryo biopsy to screen embryos for chromosomal abnormalities. A biopsy can be rather performed on either Day 3 or Day 5 of the embryo development. Biopsy is performed by removing a single cell on Day 3 or a few cells from the Trophectoderm on Day 5 from an embryo while trying to minimize the risk of damage to it. Most embryos having an abnormal number of chromosomes do fail to implant or lead to miscarriages. Genetic testing does increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy.

6. Assisted hatching

Assisted hatching is suggested in a few cases where the outer shell of the embryo, referred to as zona pellucid, gets thinned with the help of a laser to facilitate implantation.

7. Embryo Transfer

Embryologists do select the best-quality embryos and then load them into the transfer catheter. This is then no doubt carefully handed over to the fertility specialist for depositing the embryos safely into the woman’s uterus.

8. Cryopreservation

The embryologist is indeed responsible for the cryopreservation of extra embryos during the IVF procedure. Any sort of good-quality embryos that are not transferred is then identified and frozen for later use.


The expertise of embryologists is important for the success of IVF treatments. Infertility treatment in Hyderabad is successfully done by these experts.