The zona pellucida (membrane surrounding the cytoplasm of the embryo) is thicker than what is considered as normal.
This does not mean that the embryo has a genetic alteration, but that it will be more complicated for it to break through the zona pellucida in order to implant itself into the endometrium.
Read the full article on: Embryo Quality & Grading – Does It Affect IVF Success? ( 33).
By Edurne Martínez Sanz B.Sc., M.Sc. (senior clinical embryologist), José Muñoz Ramírez B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (senior clinical embryologist), Mark P. Trolice M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E. (reproductive endocrinologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Neus Ferrando Gilabert B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 04/01/2014