If it were possible, the ideal would be to always perform the blastocyst culture. Over 5- days of culture, we will assess all the embryonic events that must happen (cleavage, compaction, blastulation etc), these allow a better embryo selection, which translates into a higher rate of implantation and pregnancy. If we also apply time-lapse technology, we will obtain more information for an even better embryo selection.
In which patients is long cultivation recommended?
By Cristina Duque Royo M.Sc., Ph.D. (senior clinical embryologist).
Last Update: 01/14/2019
Cristina Duque Royo
Senior Clinical Embryologist
Specialist in Assisted Reproduction with a Master's Degree in Clinical and Experimental Biology of Human Reproduction from the University Hospital la Fe of Valencia ans PhD from the Unisersity of Zaragoza