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.
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.