Sequential CultureTechnique for the sequential culture of embryos
The sequential culture consists of placing embryos, which are of different composition, in different culture media in order to optimize their development and monitor their growth in the laboratory until the embryo transfer is made.
The embryos are stored in an aqueous environment very similar to the maternal womb, this is formed by a saline solution and nutritional supplements. It is important that the environment is stable and does not compromise its development. Each sequential medium covers the metabolic and nutritional needs of the embryo, according to the stage of its development.
Who can have a sequential culture?
- Couples with low levels of embryo quality. li>
- History of recurrent abortions. li>
- Couples with low levels of implantation.
- When a DGP is required and it is required to maintain the embryo for a longer time. li>