Essential Instruments and Disposable Supplies for an IVF Laboratory

  • Leslie Weikert
  • Christa Mackenzie
  • Klaus E. WiemerEmail author


This chapter is intended to serve as a guide in selecting the necessary equipment and disposable supplies required to start an in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory. For a new lab, it is very important to select the major pieces of equipment at the outset of the design phase so that the floor plan can accommodate them in an efficient and well-thought-out manner. The type of equipment selected should be a process that involves both the physician and the laboratory director so that the center can maximize usage of the equipment and space. The new space should be designed to handle anticipated growth as well as changes in the complexity of lab procedures performed. The selection of disposables is almost an arbitrary selection that should be based upon the needs of the director and staff. An efficient inventory system and quality control program will insure that the proper quantity and quality of materials are on hand at all times.


IVF laboratory instruments Instruments for the IVF laboratory Microscopes Incubators Cryopreservation and storage equipment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie Weikert
    • 1
  • Christa Mackenzie
    • 2
  • Klaus E. Wiemer
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.A.R.T. Institute of Washington, Inc.RockvilleUSA
  2. 2.Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay AreaSan RamonUSA
  3. 3.Poma FertilityKirklandUSA

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