The embryo transfer procedure involves implanting embryos into the patient’s uterus. Prior to the procedure, the embryos are placed into a special transfer media for equilibration in the incubator.
The actual procedure takes place in the embryo transfer room, which is connected to the laboratory to minimize the time the embryos are outside the incubator. Following a multi-step, double-witnessed verification of the patient’s identity (including the embryos and embryo dishes), the embryos are prepared in the laboratory and placed into a transfer catheter.
Next, the Physician places the transfer catheter into the uterus under ultrasound guidance and the embryos are inserted. Following a brief recovery period, the patient is released to return home and rest.