The IVF laboratory is a foundation for any fertility center’s success. The quality of an embryology laboratory’s staff, equipment, and safety protocols ensure that eggs, sperm, and embryos are essential for maintaining desirable fertility treatment success rates.
Our lab plays a leading role in almost all of the fertility treatments offered here at the Reproductive Resource Center, including:
- Fertility testing with same-day results for specific tests.
- Egg cryopreservation or egg freezing.
- Embryo cryopreservation or embryo freezing.
- Ovarian tissue cryopreservation.
- Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
- Donor eggs
- Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT).
- Reproductive solutions for single females and female couples.
- Outside monitoring.
Each of these services depends wholly on the platinum standards upheld in our embryology lab. We report annually to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the CDC, both of whom publish fertility success rates for public review of specific clinics’ data.
There are several reasons the Reproductive Resource Center (RRC) continues to trusted by Kansas City residents since 1988. The first is that our fertility specialists, nurses, and embryologists are some of the best in the nation.
RRC’s Practice Director/Medical director is Dr. Celeste Brabec, MD. Dr. Brabec completed her reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialty training at Harvard University (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA) and has helped thousands of couples build families. She has repeatedly made the nation’s list of Top Doctors and was honored again as a top doctor in the reproductive endocrinology & infertility field for 2024!
The embryology lab is overseen by our Lab Director, Carol Burton, PhD. Dr. Burton is a renowned embryologist with a Ph.D. in animal cloning from the University of Connecticut. She completed her fellowship at the Burnham Institute, focusing on human embryonic stem cell research, and her active research interests include everything from reproductive biology and basic embryology to cutting-edge artificial intelligence applications for IVF. Dr. Burton is the author of The Thin Pink Line: Regulating Reproduction and founded ART Compass, which has redefined paperless IVF lab management.
All RRC lab equipment is cutting-edge because we know the quality and security of cryopreserved material – and high success rates – depend on it. This includes investing in the latest industry equipment and technical innovation, like powerful microscopes that allow our lab technicians to make solid decisions about the quality of our patients’ eggs, sperm, and embryos.
The IVF laboratory design encompasses everything from testing and monitoring air quality control to minimizing the distance embryos travel for PGT.
We’ve also partnered with LifeView to provide our patients with the most reliable genetic testing results to support higher IVF success rates with lower incidences of miscarriage or genetic disease.
Finally, our lab implements TMRW Life Sciences security technology, which offers the next generation of egg and embryo micromanagement, along with RI Witness, the global gold standard for ART security management systems. There isn’t an embryology in the United States that provides better care, attention, and security for their patients and their patients’ future families.
Trust RRC’s IVF Laboratory to Get the Fertility Results You Want
Fertility treatment success begins long before you give birth to a healthy baby. It starts with fertility specialists who prioritize error-free fertility testing and diagnosis to minimize your time spent on treatments. Precision is essential every step of the way, and the only method for customizing treatments that achieves positive results.
The Reproductive Resource’s laboratory is a steadfast player on that journey from start to finish. Have questions about our laboratory equipment, protocols, or quality control? Please feel free to ask any questions you have during your RRC consultation. Your fertility future is our top concern.