An endometrial biopsy helps detect the presence of bacteria (tissue culture, EMMA, ALICE) or abnormal cells (histology), and to determine the implantation window (ERA). Endometrial immune profiling is a novel concept based on the analysis of the local immune reaction occurring in the endometrium at the time of the implantation window.
If you have experienced unsuccessful IVF cycles in spite of good quality embryos being transferred an endometrial scratch is performed to improve the chances of the embryo implanting.
An endometrial scratch or endometrial biopsy involves passing a catheter via the neck of the womb to obtain a sample of the cells that line the womb (the endometrium) under ultrasound guidance. The cells are sent to the laboratory for analysis as per indication.
Those having fertility treatment should have an assessment of the uterine cavity prior to starting fertility treatment.
The endometrial scratch is helpful in those with a history of unsuccessful IVF cycles in spite of good quality embryos being transferred, as it improves implantation potential.
- Order online
- Receive confirmation by email
- Attend the appointment
- Receive results
The Doctors Laboratory, UK's leading laboratory service will analyse the histology, tissue culture and immune profiling samples. The ERA, ALICE and EMMA tests are analysed by Igenomix.
Up to 14 working days.
Via an email link to our secure patient portal.
Yes, you can book a complimentary call with our fertility consultant Dr Irfana Koita.