Tandem IVF cycle uses both patient’s eggs as well as donor eggs. A tandem IVF cycle is a conventional IVF cycle. Women who produce low-quality eggs, which may or may not fertilize opt for a tandem cycle.
The patient and donor in line begin the stimulation process at the same time so egg collection can occur at the same time. The eggs are then collected from both the donor and patient, and are then injected with the partner`s sperm to fertilise.
Patients undergoing a tandem cycle are aware that their own eggs are not as healthy and have a chance not to fertilise so the donor is a back-up plan. Implantation has a chance to take place, with either their own eggs, donor eggs or a mixture of both.
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Donors used in donation cycles have good egg quality and previous success if not proven fertility of their own. We ofer a large donor pool and are comfortable that a donor can be matched to the characteristics requested. Please look at our donor search on our website.
Tandem cycle is considered to increase the chance of success of pregnancy and in line further technology can be used to enhance the use of your own eggs, such as Time lapse where the embryo can be monitored with minimum disruption and embryo hatching to make sure that the chance or implantation is increased.
As well as:
ERA Testing to insure implantation takes place when the endometrium is ready;
Genetic testing can be carried out on the embryo to check gender.