Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
You may be offered ICSI as part of your IVF treatment if sperm numbers and/or activity are very low. In such cases, there is a significant risk that very few eggs (or even no eggs at all) would fertilise during the standard IVF treatment. ICSI fertilisation rates are similar to those achieved with standard IVF.
How ICSI works
During the ICSI technique, the laboratory scientist takes a hand in all this. First, we examine your eggs carefully under a microscope to select mature ones. We then inject each mature egg with a single sperm using a microscope and very precise equipment. This is the ‘injection’ in the name of the procedure.
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