When PGD/PGS is required, what is better, ICSI or IVF?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 04/24/2018

If PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) is to be used as well, egg fertilization is done via ICSI to avoid harmful interferences with PGD outcomes.

In IVF procedures, a percentage of the sperms that tried to penetrate the egg remain adhered to its surface. Because of that, some of their genetic material can be dragged during the embryo biopsy for PGD, which could alter the final result of this technique.

Suggested for you: What Is ICSI Technique? – Process, Success Rates & Cost.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
We use own cookies and third party cookies to offer you personalized ads and gather statistical data. If you continue the navigation we understand that you accept our cookies policy.