The dedicated andrology laboratory at the IVF unit is where procedures related to the evaluation of semen and its processing for various fertility enhancing procedures is done. These include sperm preparation for IUI, IVF and ICSI.
The Assisted Reproduction Lab is the heart of the unit. This is where fertilisation of gametes (sperms and eggs) by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is performed.
The fertilised embryos are then grown in the incubators. These special incubators are designed to keep the embryos at the optimum environment to ensure normal growth and development.
Sperms, eggs and embryos are cryopreserved (frozen) from body temperature down to -196°C (-320° F) and stored in containers of liquid nitrogen called dewars. The gametes / embryos are kept within special labelled plastic vials, or straws, that are sealed prior to freezing.
Freezing is generally done for a period of one year and then renewed according to the need of the patient.
A state of the art 24 hour in house laboratory at Sunrise helps in getting all your tests done at the hospital itself. This allows for reliable results and a short test to result interval. Bar coding of samples is a standard procedure to ensure accuracy of identification, tracking and reporting.
The biochemistry laboratory helps is estimation of various chemicals, proteins and hormones in the fluid part of blood.
Estimation of hormones is an essential part of infertility treatment. The results help in better interpretation of your response to treatment and assist your doctor in calculating more precise dosages of medications and delivering more effective care.
Certain infections can lead to infertility in both women and men. The microbiology laboratory deals with infectious diseases, which can include diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Screening for infections and identification of the causative organisms are done using advanced automated machines.
A variety of imaging techniques are needed for assessing the causes of infertility and for appropriate monitoring of treatment. A dedicated radiology department with the latest in technology and the best in clinical minds ensures early diagnosis and optimum management.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Philips 16 Channel 1.5 Tesla Achieva MRI Scan
Computerised Tomography (CT)
GE LightSpeed 16 Multi-slice CT Scan
Ultrasound – 3D and Doppler
Mindray DC – 8
Mindray DC – 6
Mindray DC – 3
GE Logiq C5 Premium
X-ray and C-arm