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IVF Lab Procedures DAY Date Communication Lab procedure Embryo picture When: after egg retrieval How: in recovery room Why: if fewer eggs were retrieved than consented for transfer then schedule day 2 transfer Egg retrieval- morning Fertilization- afternoon DAY 0 ______ unfertilized egg When: 2-4 PM How: call IVF lab Why: fertilization results, if the # fertilized ≤ the # to be transferred a day 2 transfer is scheduled DAY 1 ______ Fertilization check 2 PN Embryo development check When: 2-4 PM How: call IVF lab Why: embryo development results. If few embryos, then establish day 3 transfer time 2 cell DAY 2 ______ If few embryos (<5) If many embryos (>5) 4-cell Embryo development check When: 7-8:30 AM How: we’ll call you Why: Only if day 3 transfer was NOT established on day 2. See transfer day decision next page DAY 3 ______ 7-cell If few embryos (<5 at 7-cells) If many embryos (>5 at 7-cells) mid-morning Day 3 Transfer Note: Only 5% of patients continue on to day 4-6 DAY 4 ______ None When: No contact morula Embryo development check When: 7-8:30 AM How: we’ll call you Why: embryo development results. Establish transfer day and time. (see transfer day decision next page) DAY 5 ______ If blastocysts mid-morning Day 5 transfer If pre-blastocysts blastocyst DAY 6 ______ mid-morning Day 6 Transfer When: No contact expanded blastocyst To call the IVF lab at 401-274-1122, ext. 7170