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Fertilab

Analyzed by (invitra staff).
Last Update: 11/25/2020

Description

Fertilab is a private fertility clinic located in Barcelona and founded by Marta Antich, who is also the scientific director.

This fertility center in Barcelona is made up of a multidisciplinary team of professionals from different fields: gynecologists, andrologists, anesthetist, embryologists, etc.

According to the information published on its website, Fertilab has its own laboratory to carry out the assisted reproduction treatments it offers its patients without the need to travel. The laboratory director is embryologist Sergi Rovira. In addition, Fertilab has its own sperm and egg bank for its patients.

On the other hand, Fertilab has the ISO 9001:2015 quality certificate to ensure the quality, traceability and safety of all the processes carried out. However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

If you need information on how to get to the clinic, either by public or private transport, you can access this link.

What treatments do they perform?

The fertility treatments carried out at Fertilab are those indicated in the following table.

Embryo Adoption
Frozen Embryo Transfer
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm
IVF with Donor Egg & Donor Sperm
IVF with Donor Eggs
IVF with Donor Sperm
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Reciprocal IVF
Sperm freezing

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read on here: Fertility Treatment Overview.

The treatment costs may vary significantly depending on the tests or techniques included or not, such as the seminogram, medication, fertility testing, medical visits, prolonged culture or embryo vitrification.

This Tool helps you to find out the exact costs of the different fertility clinics (what's included and what's not) and provides you with lots of useful tips for your first appointment.

Complementary techniques

In addition to the assisted reproduction treatments we have indicated, Fertilab also offers the following complementary techniques for a more complete diagnosis and approach according to the information on its website:

Diagnostic Tests

In Fertilab it is also possible to carry out the following diagnostic tests, both for women who are seeking pregnancy and for those who have already achieved it:

  • Female fertility study.
  • Male fertility study.
  • Semen analysis.
  • Gynecological checkup.
  • Genetic study of thrombophilias.

However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA specialists.

Success rates

The Spanish Fertility Society is in charge of compiling the results of all the Spanish assisted reproduction clinics every year and making a statistical analysis. In fact, the SEF is the only scientific and independent organization of the clinics that collects and publishes these data in an objective manner.

Although our analysis of this clinic was carried out in 25th November, 2020, we have to indicate that the last report published by the SEF shows the success rates obtained in the year 2018 (National Activity Register 2018-SEF Register).

Normally, there is a delay of about 2 years in the publication of these statistics due to the difficulty in data collection and the controls that are carried out. It should be noted that, to collect data from a gestation achieved in December 2017, we must wait until delivery, which will be approximately in September 2018.

It should also be taken into account that directly comparing pregnancy rates between different clinics can lead to misunderstandings because there are many factors that influence the results, such as the cause of sterility or the particular characteristics of each treatment.

Therefore, the SEF data shown below should be taken as a mere guide. In addition, we recommend reading this article for a better interpretation of the statistics.

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IVF/ICSI

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

The SEF does not provide an exact number of annual cycles that each center performs, but rather it does so in the form of ranges as follows: less than 100 annual cycles, between 100 and 500 annual cycles, or more than 500 annual cycles.

From inviTRA we consider that for a better interpretation of the results it would be good that the SEF provides more exact data or smaller ranges for the number of annual cycles.

This is the total number of cycles performed by Fertilab in a year.

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Cycles with fresh embryos: 100 a 500 per year
Cycles with frozen embryos: 100 a 500 per year

Implantation rate per transfer

The probability that an embryo will implant in the woman's uterus after the transfer.

This success rate refers to the probability that a transferred embryo will nest in the woman's uterus. It is calculated as follows: number of gestational sacs observed on ultrasound divided by the number of embryos transferred.

The SEF shows this value in the form of an interval, since it is very complicated to provide an exact percentage due to the variability of factors that we have already discussed.

It should also be taken into account that the more assisted reproduction cycles the clinic performs, the narrower this interval will be and the better the interpretation.

Below, we show the implantation rates per embryo transfer in Fertilab.

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Transfer of fresh embryos
25.1% - 39.9%
Transfer of frozen embryos
25.9% - 41.2%

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

This success rate refers to the probability of pregnancy for each embryo transfer, regardless of the number of embryos transferred and the type of gestation obtained, that is, whether it is a single or multiple gestation.

The SEF divides this success rate according to the woman's age and is also shown in the form of an interval, so it is likely that very large intervals will be found in clinics that perform few cycles.

These are the pregnancy rates per embryo transfer obtained by Fertilab.

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Fresh embryo transfer

Recipient woman's age: under 35 years old
37.1% - 73.3%
Recipient woman's age: between 35 and 39 years old
30.5% - 61.8%
Recipient woman's age: over 40 years old
9% - 41%

Frozen embryo transfer

Recipient woman's age: under 35 years old
18.6% - 52.3%
Recipient woman's age: between 35 and 39 years old
33% - 60.9%
Recipient woman's age: over 40 years old
16.3% - 56.5%

Percentage of transferred embryos

Percentage of embryo transfers made with one, two or three embryos

According to Law 14/2006 on Assisted Human Reproduction Techniques, in Spain it is only permitted to transfer a maximum of 3 embryos at each attempt.

Even so, a higher percentage of single-embryo transfers is now considered a quality parameter for clinics, since although transfers of two or three embryos increase the rate of gestation, twin or multiple pregnancies have many risks for the mother and babies and must be avoided at all costs.

The recommendation of inviTRA is to transfer only 1 or 2 embryos whenever possible.

In Fertilab they have the following percentages in terms of number of embryos transferred.

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Fresh embryo transfer

Transfer of 1 embryo (40.6%)
Transfer of 2 embryos (58.3%)
Transfer of 3 embryos (1%)

Frozen embryo transfer

Transfer of 1 embryo (58.3%)
Transfer of 2 embryos (41.7%)
Transfer of 3 embryos (0%)

Type of pregnancy per transfer

Types of pregnancies achieved according to the number of embryos transferred

As we have said, a single gestation is the best result that can be obtained after an assisted reproduction treatment.

In the following graphs, the percentage of each type of gestation obtained in Fertilab is shown according to the number of embryos transferred.

Due to the risks associated with multiple pregnancies (lower birth weight, higher probability of premature birth, etc.), the ideal would be to always obtain a single gestation rate of 100%, regardless of having transferred 1, 2 or 3 embryos.

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Transfer of fresh embryos

Transferring one embryo
Single pregnancy: 100%
Twin pregnancy: 0%
Multiple pregnancy: 0%
Transferring two embryos
Single pregnancy: 64%
Twin pregnancy: 36%
Multiple pregnancy: 0%

Transfer of frozen embryos

Transferring one embryo
Single pregnancy: 100%
Twin pregnancy: 0%
Multiple pregnancy: 0%
Transferring two embryos
Single pregnancy: 65%
Twin pregnancy: 35%
Multiple pregnancy: 0%

IVF with egg donation

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

As far as egg donation is concerned, these are the ranges of annual cycles performed by Fertilab.

As we have indicated above, the SEF does not provide the exact number of cycles performed by a center and that makes it difficult to interpret.

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Fresh IVF cycles: 100 a 500 per year
Cycles with frozen embryos: 100 a 500 per year

Implantation rate per transfer

The probability that an embryo will implant in the woman's uterus after the transfer.

The probability of a successful egg donation is usually higher than that of IVF with own eggs.

Taking this into account, these are the implantation rates obtained in Fertilab for IVF with donated eggs.

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Transfer of fresh embryos
3.,9% - 49.3%
Transfer of frozen embryos
34.7% - 50.3%

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

In the case of egg donation, the probability of achieving a pregnancy does not depend so much on the age of the recipient woman. Still, the SEF divides this success rate equally into age ranges.

It should also be noted that the current trend is to perform IVF with frozen donor eggs rather than fresh ones.

These are the pregnancy rates by embryo transfer obtained in Fertilab for egg donation.

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Fresh embryo transfer

Recipient woman's age: under 35 years old
20.5% - 93.8%
Recipient woman's age: between 35 and 39 years old
51.5% - 87%
Recipient woman's age: over 40 years old
44.2% - 63.8%

Frozen embryo transfer

Recipient woman's age: under 35 years old
0% - 100%
Recipient woman's age: between 35 and 39 years old
28.1% - 78.6%
Recipient woman's age: over 40 years old
41.8% - 62.7%

Percentage of transferred embryos

Percentage of embryo transfers made with one, two or three embryos

Given the high probability of achieving a pregnancy with donated eggs, it is always preferable to transfer a single embryo in this treatment in order to avoid a multiple pregnancy.

In Fertilab the embryos resulting from egg donation are transferred in the following manner.

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Transfer of fresh embryos

Transfer of 1 embryo (42.9%)
Transfer of 2 embryos (57.1%)
Transfer of 3 embryos (0%)

Transfer of frozen embryos

Transfer of 1 embryo (55.7%)
Transfer of 2 embryos (44.3%)
Transfer of 3 embryos (0%)

Type of pregnancy per transfer

Types of pregnancies achieved according to the number of embryos transferred

Finally, these are the types of pregnancies achieved by Fertilab according to the number of embryos transferred in egg donation IVF.

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Fresh Embryo transfer

Transferring one embryo
Single pregnancy: 100%
Twin pregnancy: 0%
Multiple pregnancy: 0%
Transferring two embryos
Single pregnancy: 73.5%
Twin pregnancy: 26.5%
Multiple pregnancy: 0%

Frozen Embryo transfer

Transferring one embryo
Single pregnancy: 100%
Twin pregnancy: 0%
Multiple pregnancy: 0%
Transferring two embryos
Single pregnancy: 64.3%
Twin pregnancy: 35.7%
Multiple pregnancy: 0%

Artificial insemination with husband's sperm

Pregnancy rate per cycle

Number of pregnancies per cycle according to the woman's age.

This success rate refers to the probability of achieving a pregnancy for each artificial insemination performed.

The SEF divides this success rate according to the woman's age and is also shown in the form of an interval, so it is likely to be found with very large intervals in clinics that perform few cycles.

Below are the pregnancy rates per cycle obtained in Fertilab.

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Age of patient: under 35 years old
5.9% - 30%
Age of patient: between 35 and 39 years old
0% - 17.3%

Type of gestation by pregnancy

Type of pregnancy obtained after performing an artificial insemination treatment

Single gestation is the best result that can be obtained after an assisted reproduction treatment, either by artificial insemination or by in vitro fertilization.

In the following graphs, the percentages of each type of pregnancy obtained in Fertilab are shown for each pregnancy achieved with artificial insemination. These data are also divided according to the woman's age.

Due to the risks associated with multiple pregnancies (lower birth weight, higher probability of premature birth, etc.), the ideal would be to always obtain a single gestation rate of 100%.

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Women under 35 years

Single pregnancy (100%)
Twin pregnancy (0%)
Mulitple pregnancy (0%)

Women between 35-39 years

Single pregnancy (50%)
Twin pregnancy (50%)
Mulitple pregnancy (0%)

Artificial insemination with donor sperm

Pregnancy rate per cycle

Number of pregnancies per cycle according to the woman's age.

To show the pregnancy rate of donor artificial insemination, the SEF divides the results according to the woman's age.

These are the probability intervals of pregnancy achieved by Fertilab for donor artificial insemination.

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Patient's age: under 35 years old
15.6% - 51.1%
Patient's age: between 35 and 39 years old
3.3% - 30%

Type of gestation by pregnancy

Type of pregnancy obtained after performing an artificial insemination treatment

As for the type of pregnancy obtained after getting a positive result with donor artificial insemination, these are the data obtained by Fertilab according to the woman's age.

It is worth noting the risks that a multiple pregnancy entails for both mother and babies, so the ideal result in any assisted reproduction treatment is a single gestation.

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Women under 35 years

Single pregnancy (88.9%)
Twin pregnancy (11.1%)
Multiple pregnancy (0%)

Women between 35-39 years

Single pregnancy (100%)
Twin pregnancy (0%)
Multiple pregnancy (0%)

Medical team

Marta Antich
Marta Antich
Founder
Scientific Director
Jaume Martí
Jaume Martí
Executive Director
Llorenç Samrá
Llorenç Samrá
Director of Operations
Dr. Federica Moffa
Dr. Federica Moffa
Medical Director
Gynecologist
Dr. MªJesús Saiz
Dr. MªJesús Saiz
Gynecologist
Licence: 25999
Dr. Josep Gonzalo
Dr. Josep Gonzalo
Gynecologist
Dr. Ana Pérez-Alzueta
Dr. Ana Pérez-Alzueta
Gynecologist
Licence: 43026
Dr. Laura Acín
Dr. Laura Acín
Gynecologist
Dr. Emmanuel Lugo
Dr. Emmanuel Lugo
Gynecologist
Dr. Joaquim Sarquella
Dr. Joaquim Sarquella
Andrologist
Dr. María José Fernández
Dr. María José Fernández
Anesthesist
Carmen Navarro
Carmen Navarro
Psychologist
Sergi Rovira
Sergi Rovira
Lab Director
Embryologist
Laura Peinado
Laura Peinado
Embryologist
Giulia Tribbioli
Giulia Tribbioli
Embryologist
Francesca Lolicato
Francesca Lolicato
Embryologist
Patricia Ruiz
Patricia Ruiz
Embryologist
Dolores Company
Dolores Company
Embryologist
Susana Cervera
Susana Cervera
Lab Technician
Helena Madrona
Helena Madrona
Lab Technician
Carles Llop
Carles Llop
Lab Technician
Nuria Orus
Nuria Orus
Nurse Coordinator
Nurse
Coralie Canuto
Coralie Canuto
Nurse
Laurie Salmeron
Laurie Salmeron
Nurse
Yanina Retamal
Yanina Retamal
Nurse
Beatriz Rodríguez
Beatriz Rodríguez
Nurse
Ariadna Gómez
Ariadna Gómez
Assistant Nurse
Mónica Coll
Mónica Coll
Assistant Nurse

How to get to the clinic

Fertilab is located at Augusta Street N/23 in the city of Barcelona. Specifically, this clinic is located in the Sant Gervasi-Galvany district of Barcelona.

To get there by public transport, we recommend taking bus 68, which has a stop (Via Augusta-Alt de Ginorella) 1 minute's walk from the clinic.

If you wish to go by car, parking in the street where Fertilab is located is complicated. However, parking is available in a public car park (Parking Indigo) 500 meters from the clinic, although it is not free.

Healthcare Operating Authorization

Health Center approved by the Spanish Ministry of Health - License number (CNN): 0908001695

Last Update: 11/25/2020
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