Our vision – Embryolab

Our vision


At Embryolab,
people with passion and respect for the dream,
dedicated to knowledge,
to change lives, create families.

Always with sincere interest

Our values


TRANSPARENCY

Transparency is a pre-requisite in a sensitive field of science, such as that of assisted reproduction. Embryolab integrated first in Greece in all its procedures the Matcher traceability system, while it keeps the couple updated in detail of each step in the procedure, both in terms of medical diagnostic tests as well as reports on recommended treatment.

The trust of every couple is a non-negotiable ally at our every step. We strictly maintain confidentiality, while we also explain clearly and without the ‘fine print’ the timetable, lab and clinical findings and the appropriate methodology at all stages of the therapy, leading to the desired result.

INNOVATION

The start of Innovation is long-term investment in the most up-to-date lab equipment which guarantees safety, precision and speed, thereby assisting in the work of the lab, medical and nursing staff.

TRUTH

Truth at Embryolab is our daily norm, the reality we live and share with the couples who trust us. Only by accepting the actual situation can we establish the correct treatment and the appropriate techniques.

CARE

For us dealing with low fertility is related to caring for the individual and the couple, with the profound understanding of the uniqueness and sensitivity of each and every person. At Embryolab we are dedicated to this. We call it the science that cares.

According to the latest developments

Quality


At Embryolab we recognise the importance of quality certification and for that reason we apply it daily, submitting ourselves and our system to continuous controls so that our services meet the expectations of the people we look after. At Embryolab quality is an everyday occurrence.

By insisting on quality and cutting-edge equipment, Embryolab has been certified since 2007 with ISO9001:2015, EN 15224:2012 and is accredited according to ISO 15189:2012 standard.

Embryolab is the first Assisted Reproduction Clinic in Greece to gain the EN 15224:2012 certification from the accredited body, the Bureau Veritas Certification, from the National Accreditation System. It has also acquired certifications for its operation in accordance with current legislation Presidential Decree 10 18/2/16, Joint Ministerial Decision 2639 8/12/15 and provides integrated Assisted Reproduction services and cryopreservation banks pursuant to the National Authority on Medically Assisted Reproduction.

We answer all your questions.
Don’t hesitate, fire away at us!

My partner and I decided to have a child, but I very anxious that we might not manage it. Should we take some prenatal screening?
You shouldn’t get anxious as you’re at the beginning of your efforts and often being hasty doesn’t help matters. Try then to rid yourself as much as you can of any stress from your everyday life. In any case, 85% of couples who try to get pregnant manage in the first year of their efforts. As far as prenatal screening goes, it’s a little early for you to resort to taking a whole series of diagnostic tests, which might be expensive and unnecessary in your case. On the other hand, the annual check up with your gynaecologist is very important, especially when you’ve got pregnancy in mind. I think that an ultrasound check of the uterus and ovaries together with a blood test, a mammography and a Pap test suffice for an evaluation of your health. If after a year of trying you haven’t reached your goal, then it would be advisable for you to consult a specialist at an assisted reproduction centre.
Exactly which tests should a woman do regarding the health of her vagina and uterus before going for implantation? I’ve heard that about a culture which should take place during the period.
It is true that a healthy vagina, and particularly uterus, plays an important role in embryo implantation and success in IVF. The condition of the vagina can be assessed through a clinical test and secretion culture of both from the vagina and the ectocervix (vaginal part of the cervix). This test should not though be taken during the period as it lessens its reliability. On the other hand, an evaluation of the state of the uterus requires more specialized tests. Firstly an ultrasound check will assess the texture and morphology of the uterus. Also an endometrial culture can be done, except it must not derive from period material. I would suggest that you do a biopsy at a specialised centre a few days after the end of the period. Thus, should any microbes be found in the uterus, they can be dealt with.
After the embryo transfer, how long must I wait for the results?
Don’t depend on any symptoms of pregnancy. We recommend that you do an hCG test around 15 days after embryo transfer to find out the result of the attempt. Until that time have patience and try not to get anxious.