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What is the difference between a zygote, morula, and a blastocyst transfer? PDF Print E-mail

 

Embryo Transfer: An embryo transfer is done 2 or 3 days after retrieval. A day 2 embryo usually contains anywhere from 2-4 cells. A day 3 embryo is usually around 8-10 cells in size.
Morula Transfer: A morula transfer is done 4 days after retrieval. Morula transfers are not as common as embryo or blastocyst transfers. A Morula usually contains at least 30 cells, but as the cell numbers increase the morula compacts and the cell borders become less distinguishable.
Blastocyst Transfer: A blastocyst transfer is done 5-6 days after retrieval. A blastocyst has so many cells that individual cells are no longer recognizable.

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