Blastocyst culture and transfer in clinically assisted reproduction: a committee opinion

This document discusses the clinical application of blastocyst transfer for reasons other than preimplantation genetic testing.

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Volume 110, Issue 7, Pages 1246–1252


Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Practice Committee of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology


The purposes of this Practice Committee Opinion, which replaces the 2013 ASRM Practice Committee Opinion of the same name (Fertil Steril 2013; 99:667–72), are to review the literature regarding the clinical application of blastocyst transfer and identify the potential risks and laboratory issues related to the use of this technology. This document does not apply to patients undergoing blastocyst culture and transfer for preimplantation genetic testing.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders.