HealthPlus Fertility Lab is certified by the Joint Commission International and the College of American Pathologists
Fertility success starts in the lab
There are many factors that collaboratively help our patients achieve a successful and healthy pregnancy. The expertise of our world-class medical staff is essential; however, the critical part of the IVF process happens in a place that most patients never see: our laboratory.
HealthPlus Fertility Genetics & Embryology labs are state-of-the-art facilities with every aspect designed to maximize your chances of having a healthy baby. Our team of experts work tirelessly to ensure the best environment, cutting-edge technologies and most advanced equipment in our labs to achieve successful pregnancies, and are constantly working to enhance these standards.
The quality of our labs and our esteemed research facility sets us apart, and our expertise and dedication to lab operations continuously produces high success rates which consistently rank among the highest in the region.
Time-lapse embryo imaging for improved reproductive outcomes
Selection of embryos for transfer is a crucial step in the IVF procedure which in turn relates to the success of your treatment. The time-lapse embryo monitoring system allows us to monitor embryos through the full course of their development. They are specially designed incubators with a built-in camera, taking images of growing embryos every 10 minutes. These advanced techniques help the embryologist select the healthier embryos, with lower risk of defects and/or greater potential of implantation.
This technology has significantly increased the success rates of Assisted Reproductive Treatments worldwide.
RI Witness is a dedicated electronic system that automates the identification of samples, removing any chance of potential human error, and crosschecking samples through magnetized identification tags.
RI Witness uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to lock the patient’s identity to their sperm, eggs and embryos from the beginning of the cycle and at every stage of processing.
Every work area in each of our Laboratories is fitted with the RI Witness system, which detects wireless signals from these tags. Using the RFID tags, the RI Witness system then continuously validates the identity of the samples within the work area, and alerts the user to possible mismatches, before they can occur, improving the accuracy and efficiency of producing witnessing, traceability, productivity and operator audits.
Intra-Cytoplasmic Morphologically-Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI)
Intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI) is a technique used in IVF treatment to examine and select sperm using a high-magnification digital imaging microscope for microinjection into the egg.
Using digital high-magnification, IMSI enables the embryologist to magnify sperm up to 6000 times in comparison to the standard magnification of 400 times. By increasing the magnification, embryologists are able to increase the rate of fertilization by selecting the sperm with the best morphology—one indication of the best sperm quality. Studies have found that IMSI improves the success of IVF-ICSI.
Meditex Info System
Our Fertility Centers utilize a specialized Healthcare Information System for Assisted Reproductive Treatments. This provides quality assurance, allowing faster and more reliable access to important data for both patients and physicians.