Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, or ICSI, is a micromanipulation procedure that involves injecting a single sperm into the center of an egg. This method of fertilization can be particularly effective in cases of male infertility.
- Total motile sperm count (TMC) <1 million
- <4% normal morphology and TMC <5 million
- No or poor fertilization in the first IVF cycle when TMC <10 million
- No or poor fertilization in two IVF cycles when TMC> 10 million
- Epididymal or testicular spermatozoa
ICSI is a major advance
It is fascinating that we now have the ability to fertilize an egg with just one sperm, helping many infertile couples get pregnant.
PICSI: Only Mature Sperms Fertilize an Egg
Couples, who experienced a failure in fertilization at other clinics, often come to us. We offer them a PISCI method, which is an improvement of the ICSI procedure. Only specially selected sperms are used for the fertilization, which we inject into the egg. The probability of fertilization is thus greatly increased.
In what cases is PICSI suitable:
- repeated unsuccessful IVF or even ICSI
- poor embryo quality
- repeated miscarriages