Intracystoplasmic sperm injection – ICSI – a procedure most commonly utilized to overcome male infertility, is an IVF procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg in order to assist fertilization. ICSI is an extremely effective method to increased rates of fertilization of oocytes in the IVF lab.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) differs from conventional In vitro fertilization (IVF) in that the embryologist selects a single sperm to be injected directly into an egg, instead of fertilization taking place in a dish where many sperm are placed near an egg.
Due to its success, CACRM utilizes ICSI with all IVF patients to maximize the number of eggs to be fertilized thereby increasing the potential amount of embryos created.
MOST COMMON INDICATIONS FOR ICSI
- Low sperm count
- Low sperm motility
- Poor quality sperm