ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)

It is a fancy way of saying “Inject Sperm into Egg”. This is a more advanced technique than IVF. In this process a single normal sperm is selected and is injected into an egg with the help of a very fine needle; closely monitored under the inverted microscope at the magnification of about 400X. Rest of the procedure is same as IVF.

Success Rate (Take Home Baby Rate) is about 30-40%

Who need ICSI

Multiplefailed  IUI or IVF cycles, Very low sperm concentration/ Low sperm motility, Unexplained infertility, Antisperm antibody.

Process :
1.    Step 1 & 2 same as IVF.
3.    One Matured egg is held with a specialized holding pipette each time.
4.    A very delicate sharp  needle is used to immobilize and pickup a single sperm to inject into the cytoplasm of each ovum.
5.    Step 5 same as IVF – ET.