Once the eggs have been obtained by follicular puncture, they are selected and decumulated in the IVF laboratory in order to determine their degree of maturity and to vitrify them. Egg decumulation consists of eliminating the surrounding granulosa cells.
For vitrification, the eggs are first subjected to a solution with cryoprotectants to dehydrate them so that they do not suffer any damage during freezing. Finally, the eggs are placed on special support and placed directly into liquid nitrogen to freeze.
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By Alicia Francos Pérez M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Carolina González Arboleya M. D. (gynecologist), Emilio Gómez Sánchez B.Sc., Ph.D. (senior embryologist), Dr. José León Tovar M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), María de Riva García B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 11/22/2021