Why Quality Matters in Your Fertility Lab
When it comes to finding the best practice for your fertility needs, the on-site laboratory is almost as important as the doctors and staff providing the care. And although almost every practice specializing in infertility offers its own lab, the quality of that lab is more important than you may think ‒ and it can vary dramatically.
We at Fertility Associates of Memphis have taken steps to ensure our on-site lab, Memphis Fertility Laboratory, is one of the leading labs in the entire Mid-South. Read below to learn more about our commitment to quality.
State-of-the art Fertility Lab Procedures
One of the most critical aspects of a successful in vitro fertilization (IVF) program is a well-run lab. At Fertility Associates of Memphis, we have some of the most experienced embryologists in the country performing the latest, most cutting edge procedures in our on-site laboratory, including laser embryo biopsy, assisted hatching, and oocyte cryopreservation. In addition to these state-of-the-art techniques, we are skilled at intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), which is a critical component of IVF for many couples attempting pregnancy.
We have also had multiple successful pregnancies and births following egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, and consider ourselves one of the regional leaders in this technology. Our lab is also skilled at performing embryo biopsy for genetic testing and screening to optimize pregnancy outcomes and minimize the possibility of passing along genetic defects from parents.
State-of-the-art Fertility Lab Equipment
The quality of the lab equipment is critical, too. At Fertility Associates of Memphis, our lab includes a Hamilton Thorne ZILOS-tk laser, one of the best lasers available that offers safe and precise incisions in embryos and eggs.
At Fertility Associates of Memphis, our lab director and embryologist, Dr. Jianchi Ding, holds a PhD degree and is certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis as a High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD). This certification ensures his clinical laboratory training, experience, and depth of knowledge, along with continuing education to make sure the lab incorporates the very latest technology. He is also a certified embryologist by American College of Embryologists (ACE).
Fertility Associates of Memphis offers one of the leading labs in the entire Mid-South. We are accredited by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the State of Tennessee as a CLIA-compliant laboratory, and our lab is inspected by the FDA. It’s also certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which ensures the highest standards of excellence. Fertility Associates of Memphis has the only laboratory in the Mid-South that offers specialized reproductive testing. For more information about Fertility Associates of Memphis and our on-site lab, please contact our office at 901-747-2229.