Freezing Sperm Eggs And Embryos (Cryopreservation)

Our IVF/Andrology Laboratory is licensed by the New York State Department of Health as a tissue bank facility and andrology laboratory.

Embryo cryopreservation is a method used to preserve embryos by cooling and storing them at low temperature. They can be thawed at a future date and transferred to the uterus in an unstimulated cycle.

Embryos that are thawed for embryo transfer are placed in culture media and incubated. The embryos are then transferred into the uterus within 24-48 hrs.

Sperm samples can also be preserved by cooling and they can be stored at low temperatures. Semen cryopreservation maybe used to ensure that enough sperms are available on the day of IVF or IUI in the case of male patients who have low sperm counts. It is also recommended for patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation as a means to preserve fertility.