Egg Quality

Determining Egg Quality

"CHR is working toward developing a standard to measure egg quality, which will help our embryologists objectively choose the best eggs."

Center For Human Reproduction: Dr. Norbert Gleicher, best fertility specialist in the US Dr. Norbert Gleicher

While we spend a lot of time talking about egg quality and its importance in achieving a successful pregnancy, we, as a medical field, do not currently have an objective way of defining and measuring egg quality. We know that a good quality egg leads to a good quality embryo, but how do we choose that good quality egg? Is there a way to turn a poor quality egg into a good quality one?

CHR physicians and laboratory scientists are currently working toward a solution to this problem by developing a standardized scoring system to effectively define and measure egg quality. This standardized system will help our embryologists better identify "good" eggs versus "poor" eggs, an identification that can lead to new developments in techniques, tools, and treatments that result in a more successful cultivation of good-quality embryos.

Read more about Egg Quality

What Is Egg Quality?

When women have a failed IVF cycle or are considering undergoing...

Read more

Improving Egg Quality

It is possible to improve a woman’s egg quality. The most important factor in treating a woman...

Read more

Last Updated: November 15, 2014

Additional Resources

Future of Reproductive Research & More: February 2017 V... No new administration in recent history has raised as much concern among U.S. scientists as the ascendance of the Trump

VIEW ALL RELATED ARTICLES 

In Focus: DNA damages in ovarian follicles This picture shows a small slice of ovary and each of the circles represents a special structure known as the

VIEW ALL RELATED ARTICLES 
Get a Second Opinion
second opinion cta

1/3 of women who have been told they need egg donation actually wind up conceiving at the CHR with their own eggs.

LEARN ABOUT CHR´S SECOND OPINION PROGRAM