Embryology and Andrology Laboratory
The Wake Forest University Center for Reproductive Medicine features state of the art embryology and andrology laboratory facilities.
Our laboratory is equipped with the latest microscopes, micromanipulators, incubators, monitoring, video, and other equipment necessary to perform delicate procedures such as embryo culturing, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, assisted hatching, PGD, and others.
The embryology laboratory is the only one in the region capable of performing preimplantation genetic diagnosis locally. This procedure allows us to diagnose many genetic diseases, such as Tay Sach’s, Sickle Cell Anemia, Down’s syndrome, and others in the embryo prior to its replacement into the uterus during an IVF cycle. The Web site has extensive information on this procedure.
The andrology laboratory provides semen analyses for physicians throughout the area. We have extensive experience evaluating the many subtle semen characteristics that can often signal male sub fertility.
Male sub fertility is present in up to 47% of infertile couples and should always be ruled out early in the evaluation. A reproductive medicine laboratory is best equipped to rule out male infertility.