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#1 mkttc

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Posted 20 October 2010 - 12:46 PM

Hi there, I was just reading about a recent Austrailian study wherein the glucose consumption of the embryos for IVF was measured and there was a clear link between pregnancy achivement and glucose consumption of the embryos prior to the IVF proceedure. The embryos with the highest glucose consumption in this study resulted in pregnancy. I was just wondering if 1.) this is currently measured in Canadian fertility clincis to guide the selection of embryos to implant 2.) how difficult is this to do (measuring the glucose going into the solution and then measuring it again days later to determine glucose consumption)in the lab?

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#2 Peter

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Posted 21 October 2010 - 02:11 PM

Hi there, I was just reading about a recent Austrailian study wherein the glucose consumption of the embryos for IVF was measured and there was a clear link between pregnancy achivement and glucose consumption of the embryos prior to the IVF proceedure. The embryos with the highest glucose consumption in this study resulted in pregnancy. I was just wondering if 1.) this is currently measured in Canadian fertility clincis to guide the selection of embryos to implant

Not that I know of. The technique was forst proposed in the 1980's but as far as I know it has remained experimental. If the technology has imporved, which I am sure that it has, it may provide additional information on embryo quality in the future

2.) how difficult is this to do (measuring the glucose going into the solution and then measuring it again days later to determine glucose consumption)in the lab?

It is technically quite easy

Good luck,

Peter

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