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A 23-year-old female asked:

Are the sperm used for conventional ivf and icsi scanned for chromosome abnormalities first?

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Dr. Tin Ngo
Dr. Tin Ngoanswered
Urology 15 years experience
No: No. They only do preimplantation genetic testing on the fertilized embryo. The problem is the process of testing a single sperm to look for abnormalities destroys that sperm. So once you know that the sperm was normal, you can no longer use it.

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Last updated Apr 21, 2017

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