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Survey: 2013 IVF Laboratory census
Background
I know this remains incomplete but FertAid wishes to conduct an annual census of IVF Laboratory activities. Many questions will not apply but please complete all questions. One reply per lab please. Please circulate as widely as possible to deliver the best census data.
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The Question was:Type of Incubator - Total yes replies= 73
1. The Option: Are the majority of embryos cultured in benchtop incubators e.g. COOK MINC? [Results: Yes= 25 No: 48 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
2. The Option: Are the majority of embryos cultured in Standard incubators e.g. Forma? [Results: Yes= 48 No: 25 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Gas Mixture - Total yes replies= 73
3. The Option: Do you use low oxygen e.g. 5%O2 special gas mixtures in your embryo culture system? [Results: Yes= 42 No: 31 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
4. The Option: Do you use 5-6% CO2 in air gas mixture in your embryo culture system? [Results: Yes= 31 No: 42 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Sequential Media - Total yes replies= 75
5. The Option: Do you use Sequential media for embryo culture? [Results: Yes= 45 No: 30 Total= 75] ANALYSIS
6. The Option: Do you use Non-sequential media for embryo culture? [Results: Yes= 30 No: 45 Total= 75] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Principle day of transfer. - Total yes replies= 73
7. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have a transfer on day 2? [Results: Yes= 5 No: 68 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
8. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have a transfer on day 3? [Results: Yes= 27 No: 46 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
9. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have a transfer on day 4? [Results: Yes= 0 No: 73 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
10. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have a transfer on day 5? [Results: Yes= 41 No: 32 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Number of embryos Transferred - Total yes replies= 73
11. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have one embryo transferred [Results: Yes= 27 No: 46 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
12. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have two embryos transferred? [Results: Yes= 39 No: 34 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
13. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have more than two embryos transferred [Results: Yes= 7 No: 66 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Principle type of Cryopreservation. - Total yes replies= 71
14. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have embryos cryopreserved by vitrification? [Results: Yes= 57 No: 14 Total= 71] ANALYSIS
15. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have embryos cryopreserved by slow freezing? [Results: Yes= 14 No: 57 Total= 71] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Principle type of Fertilisation: IVF or ICSI? - Total yes replies= 67
16. The Option: Do the majority of women<35 years of age have IVF insemination? [Results: Yes= 19 No: 48 Total= 67] ANALYSIS
17. The Option: Do the majority of women <35 years of age have ICSI insemination? [Results: Yes= 32 No: 35 Total= 67] ANALYSIS
18. The Option: Does your clinic use ICSI insemination for ALL cases? [Results: Yes= 16 No: 51 Total= 67] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special techniqes - Zona Breaching Method - Total yes replies= 68
19. The Option: Do you perform zona breaching by laser? [Results: Yes= 53 No: 15 Total= 68] ANALYSIS
20. The Option: Do you perform zona breaching by acid digestion or other methods? [Results: Yes= 15 No: 53 Total= 68] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special Techniques-Assisted Hatching? - Total yes replies= 71
21. The Option: Do you perform assisted hatching? [Results: Yes= 55 No: 16 Total= 71] ANALYSIS
22. The Option: We do NOT perform assisted hatching? [Results: Yes= 16 No: 55 Total= 71] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special Techniques-Embryo Glue - Total yes replies= 70
23. The Option: We do offer enhanced embryo transfer solutions e.g. embryo glue or other (in-house?)? [Results: Yes= 18 No: 52 Total= 70] ANALYSIS
24. The Option: We do NOT offer enhanced embryo transfer solutions e.g. embryo glue or other (in-house?)? [Results: Yes= 44 No: 26 Total= 70] ANALYSIS
25. The Option: We use a specific embryo transfer solutions as part of the media product range. [Results: Yes= 8 No: 62 Total= 70] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special Techniques-Embryo Biopsy? - Total yes replies= 69
26. The Option: Our clinic performs the majority of embryo biopsy (for blastomere analysis) on day 3? [Results: Yes= 23 No: 46 Total= 69] ANALYSIS
27. The Option: Our clinic performs the majority of embryo biopsy (for blastomere analysis) on day 5? [Results: Yes= 20 No: 49 Total= 69] ANALYSIS
28. The Option: Our clinic does not offer embryo biopsy (for blastomere analysis). [Results: Yes= 26 No: 43 Total= 69] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special Techniques-Continuous Embryo Monitoring? - Total yes replies= 70
29. The Option: We are using or trailing continuous embryo examination eg EmbryoScope? [Results: Yes= 9 No: 61 Total= 70] ANALYSIS
30. The Option: We are NOT using or trailing continuous embryo examination eg EmbryoScope? [Results: Yes= 61 No: 9 Total= 70] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Principle Stimulation Regimen - Total yes replies= 63
31. The Option: Is the stimulation regimen for the majority of women<35 years by Long down protocol? [Results: Yes= 22 No: 41 Total= 63] ANALYSIS
32. The Option: Is the stimulation regimen for the majority of women<35 years by Agonist protocol? [Results: Yes= 9 No: 54 Total= 63] ANALYSIS
33. The Option: Is the stimulation regimen for the majority of women<35 years by Antagonist protocol? [Results: Yes= 24 No: 39 Total= 63] ANALYSIS
34. The Option: The stimulation regimen for the majority of women<35 years is different to the above! [Results: Yes= 8 No: 55 Total= 63] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special management-Individual Stimulation. - Total yes replies= 61
35. The Option: Our clinic does not attempt to individualise Treatment to patients. [Results: Yes= 13 No: 48 Total= 61] ANALYSIS
36. The Option: Is your clinic using (or attempting) to use individual stimulation regimens e.g. using AHM, AFC etc [Results: Yes= 48 No: 13 Total= 61] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special Management-Minimal Stimulation - Total yes replies= 63
37. The Option: Does your clinic offer Minimal Stimulation as an alternative stimulation model? [Results: Yes= 36 No: 27 Total= 63] ANALYSIS
38. The Option: Your clinic DOES NOT offer Minimal Stimulation as an alternative stimulation model? [Results: Yes= 27 No: 36 Total= 63] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special Management-In Vitro Oocyte Maturation? - Total yes replies= 68
39. The Option: Our clinic does offer in vitro maturation. [Results: Yes= 10 No: 58 Total= 68] ANALYSIS
40. The Option: Our clinic does not offer in vitro maturation [Results: Yes= 58 No: 10 Total= 68] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special management-Oocyte Cryopreservation? - Total yes replies= 67
41. The Option: Does your clinic offer oocyte freezing? [Results: Yes= 56 No: 11 Total= 67] ANALYSIS
42. The Option: Your clinic does NOT offer oocyte freezing? [Results: Yes= 11 No: 56 Total= 67] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special management-Embryo Donation? - Total yes replies= 63
43. The Option: Your clinic offers embryo donation? [Results: Yes= 38 No: 25 Total= 63] ANALYSIS
44. The Option: Your clinic does not offer embryo donation? [Results: Yes= 25 No: 38 Total= 63] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special management-Oocyte Activation? - Total yes replies= 65
45. The Option: Your clinic has offered Oocyte Activation [Results: Yes= 11 No: 54 Total= 65] ANALYSIS
46. The Option: Your clinic does NOT offered Oocyte Activation [Results: Yes= 54 No: 11 Total= 65] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special management-Sperm Selection for ICSI? - Total yes replies= 65
47. The Option: Your clinic does offer enhanced sperm selection prior to ICSI eg MSOME,PICSI,HOST etc [Results: Yes= 24 No: 41 Total= 65] ANALYSIS
48. The Option: Your clinic does not offer any advanced sperm selection techniques prior to ICSI [Results: Yes= 41 No: 24 Total= 65] ANALYSIS
The Question was:Special Managment- Polar Body Biopsy - Total yes replies= 73
49. The Option: Our clinic has performed Polar Body Biopsy in the last 12 months. [Results: Yes= 5 No: 68 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
50. The Option: Our clinic has not performed Polar Body Biopsy in the last 12 months. [Results: Yes= 68 No: 5 Total= 73] ANALYSIS
Comments
#225 writes: Some small issues: 1. Oocyte donation (only really possible in certain countries 2. Some questions (eg 21/22) are ambiguous. We offer and perform assisted hatching, but not as a routine on every case.
#227 writes: We do the culture in the Vitrosafe (Walker)
#229 writes: Curious about programs doing all cryo for elevated progesterone levels on day of trigger or post-trigger day. Also, if TE biopsy is being performed on thawed embryos, if they are re-freezing or rushing results for "D6" ET. Sometimes difficult to answer just yes or no for some questions posed.
#242 writes: reason for women <35 yrs to seek ART is usually male infertility, thus ICSI. To ask about ICSI above 35 yrs would be a more informative question to see whether clinics advise more ICSI then necessary.
 
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