In Vitro Fertilization laboratory tour at the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
IVF laboratory equipment, IVF techniques
What does the IVF lab equipment look like?
Grading IVF embryos prior to embryo transfer procedure
The embryos are in a Petri dish inside an isolette in our IVF lab
The embryologist is using a stereo microscope to view them at high magnification
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What does an embryologist really look like?
We keep the eggs and embryos in the incubators. They are happier there.
The laminar flow hood and the stereo microscope where we find the eggs at the time of the IVF egg aspiration procedure
The inverted microscope where we do the ICSI and the assisted hatching procedures
Dishes in the hood containing eggs and follicular fluid from an IVF egg retrieval
The embryo freezers - used to freeze spare embryos
The embryo freezing procedure
The storage tank for the frozen surplus IVF embryos
A 3 day old embryo containing 8 cells
This is a high quality embryo for transfer back to the woman's uterus