Our Laboratory

Our state-of-the-art laboratory plays a vital role in helping women and men across Southern California overcome fertility challenges. FSAC offers the only program in Ventura County with an onsite in vitro fertilization (IVF) lab and surgery center.

  • Embryo and Semen Cryopreservation
    Freezing embryos, semen and testicular tissue for use at a future date
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  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
    Injecting a single sperm into a mature egg – a technique often used in cases of male factor infertility
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  • Blastocyst Culture and Transfer
    After allowing an embryo to grow in the lab for five days, the FSAC team is able to evaluate and implant only those most likely to result in a viable pregnancy
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  • Embryo Biopsy/Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
    Performing a biopsy on cells destined to become the placenta – testing them with next-generation gene sequencing and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to render the most accurate diagnosis
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  • Assisted Hatching
    Creating a small opening in the protective outer coating surrounding the embryos to assist the hatching process prior to embryo transfer

Embryology Staff