Weakening the outside shell of an embryo to allow the dividing embryo a greater ability to hatch (escape).
Transfer of a day five embryo to the uterus
Canadian Assisted Reproductive Technologies Registry - This is a registry where IVF clinics in Canada send their yearly results for compilation into a national average.
Controlled Ovarian Stimulation
Controlled stimulation of follicles to produce multiple eggs.
Cryo-preservation of Embryos
Freezing of embryos for use in future cycles.
Diagnostic Cycle Monitoring
Non-medicated monitoring of a patient’s cycle through a combination of hormonal blood tests and ultrasounds, which are used to give a biological profile of a patient’s ovulation status.
Diagnostic assessment of a patient’s internal abdominal organs. This test involves the insertion of a thin diagnostic scope through the umbilicus (belly button).
Egg Donation Program
The utilization of donor eggs from an IVF cycle, from a known donor.
A sampling of the inside lining of the uterus. This is then analyzed for implantation defects, hormonal status or infection.
Fine needle extraction of sperm cells from the epididymal sac surrounding the testicles.
FISH (Flourescence Insitu Hybridization)
Screening of the embryo for familial genetic disorders, a tool for counting the number of chromosomes in the embryo.
Genetic (inherited) Counselling
Appointment with a trained geneticist, to discuss a potential genetic abnormality or prospects for a genetic abnormality.
X-ray evaluation of uterine shape and fallopian tubes’ status. This test involves injecting x-ray dye into the uterus.
Diagnostic vaginal procedure to examine the inside of the uterus, most often used to treat pathology in the uterine cavity. Hysteroscopy is usually performed under general anesthetic using an endoscope.
ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
The microscopic injection of a single sperm into an egg for fertilization.
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We have exciting news to share. LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine & TCART Fertility
Partners have merged to form a new clinical practice named TRIO.
TRIO will be an industry leader in innovation and patient care. Our vision and practice is expressed in our simple mission
statement: "Advancing Reproductive Care".
The familiar team that has cared for you in the past will remain in place at TRIO but we have brought together a larger and broader
team with complementary skills and expertise.
Our combined offices and clinical facilities will be at 655 Bay Street, Toronto on the 11th and 18th floors.
For those of you who are visiting our satellite clinics, our locations remain the same.
TCART will move offices to TRIO on November 1st, 2015.
For further information you may call us at 416.506.0804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.