Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an advanced form of IVF, where a single sperm is injected into an egg to achieve fertilisation.

It is advised in male factor infertility, including in severe cases of azoospermia (complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate) where surgically retrieved sperm is used.

The patient will follow a similar care pathway as in IVF till egg collection. The laboratory process will now vary in that the eggs are cleaned and checked for maturity, and a single sperm is injected into the egg under high power microscopy.