SET is the transfer of two groups of embryos within the same cycle of a lady undergoing IVF treatment for infertility. A sequential or consecutive embryo transfer on Day 3 and Day 5 in patients with an adequate number of retrieved oocytes yields the advantages of successful embryo implantation rate, satisfactory pregnancy rate and multiple pregnancy rate at an equivalent time avoiding complications of blastocyst transfer like cancellation of the transfer cycle and better multiple order births. Blastocyst transfer is an approach getting to improve the IVF outcome in repeated IVF failures. But the number and quality of the embryos decide the result of this approach. Thus, the sequential transfer approach has the advantage without exposing the whole cycle to the cancellation
Sequential embryo transfer-(SET) increases pregnancy rates and implantation rates in infertile couples!
Repeated failure of IVF treatment is haunting to the patients and their clinicians. Patients who fail IVF treatment repeatedly despite good quality embryos pose a challenge. According to a study, the average pregnancy rate is about 20% for patients undergoing IVF treatment, whereas patients undergoing Sequential Embryo Transfer (SET) have a pregnancy rate of over 50%.
Under the assumption that embryos that cease to develop in the uterus result in implantation failure, growing them to the blastocyst stage will serve two goals.
SET could also be better than simply one transfer for several patients for several reasons:
Our unit at GarbhaGudi IVF specializes in this technique. We get many patients from all over India who have failed multiple times outside with other doctors. We use this system and achieve pregnancies in most of them