PICSI – Physiological Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
PICSI is a technique for selecting sperm to improve sperm selection for conventional ICSI.
The technique can offer good results especially where there are issues with the quality of the sperm.
The key success indicator in ICSI is the selection of a good quality sperm but ICSI alone is not able to identify a sperm with good DNA quality.
PICSI selects sperm that are reportedly more mature, with better DNA quality. Good sperm DNA quality is essential for generating a viable pregnancy, with evidence suggesting poor DNA quality can affect success rates.
The use of PICSI may reduce the chance of miscarriage for a select group of patients, namely those with a history of miscarriage or advanced maternal age and is available as an addition to the ICSI procedure in a cycle of IVF treatment. Your managing clinician will discuss whether the use of PICSI is something which should be considered for your treatment.
The Charge for PICSI is £250 in addition to the ICSI procedure charge of £1260.
HFEA link https://www.hfea.gov.uk/treatments/treatment-add-ons/physiological-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-picsi/”