Previously, we discussed what the current means of embryo testing is and what insights it provides about the DNA. In this clinical conversation, we review the way embryos are described based upon their development and their description.
If you’ve completed an IVF cycle and are now getting ready to prepare for an embryo transfer, your embryologist will tell which embryo(s) they recommend for transfer. Although there is a lot that goes into this recommend, there is a shorthand description that they use to summarize each embryo. That is the “embryo grade.”
- 0:45 How important is embryo grading?
- 4:15 Summary of the current (most popular) grading system
- 8:35 Correlation between embryo grade and implantation rate
- 12:30 Lisa’s experience—a real life example shared
- 14:00 Genetic testing vs grading
- 15:30 Transferring more than one embryo of different grades
This video is about 20 minutes long. Here are a few key points if you don’t want to listen to the entire post:
Here’s a link: https://youtu.be/xQFXCe-BVak (about 20 minutes)
Robert Greene, MD, FACOG
Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado