MicroSort

INNOVATE. Inside our gleaming fertility center, an expert reproductive team is adding pure innovation to the future of reproductive medicine. The LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta is among the few centers across the globe to offer MicroSort technologies.

microsort MicroSort laboratories perform advanced procedures in a wide variety of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). As science continues to advance, our team at LIV expects that MicroSort will play a routine role in the future of family planning. We want you to share in our jubilant thrills of discovering new paths to parenthood.

What is MicroSort?

MicroSort is a scientifically proven preconception process that dramatically improves the chances that the baby you conceive will be of the gender you desire.

Semen samples typically comprise of an equal amount of sperm carrying the Y chromosome (which will produce a boy), and sperm carrying the X chromosome (which will produce a girl). The MicroSort method splits the sperm cells based on the chromosome they are carrying. The process results in samples comprising of significantly amplified fractions of sperm that are carrying the desired X or Y chromosome.

MicroSort can be used in a wide variety of artificial reproduction techniques, including Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), and Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), among others.

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What are the requirements for family balancing?

Couples who want to use MicroSort to balance the genders of their children must:

  • Have at least one child
  • Sort for the underrepresented gender in the family
  • Be negative for HIV, and Hepatitis B surface antigen and C antibody

What are the requirements for couples at risk for X-linked disorders?

Couples who want to use MicroSort to reduce the probability of genetic disease transmission must:

  • Be a known carrier of an X-linked or X-limited disorder
  • Be negative for HIV, and Hepatitis B surface antigen and C antibody

The LIV Way — Step by Step

STEP 1 | Initial Consultation with Your LIV Advisor

When you begin your journey to parenthood at LIV, you will consult with a personal advisor — a committed member of our team — who will acquire an extensive medical history from you and your partner and address any questions or concerns that you may have. Together, you and your LIV advisor will determine the best time for you to visit Puerto Vallarta and uncover the many options for gender selection services.

STEP 2 | Consultation with Your LIV Clinical Coordinator

Your LIV clinical coordinator is a dedicated member of our fertility team who will oversee your entire family building journey. After your arrival in Puerto Vallarta, we will review your preliminary fertility diagnosis, perform testing, discuss with you the details of our program and the options for an individualized treatment plan. Your clinical coordinator will then schedule all the necessary procedures, which are entirely performed inside the gleaming LIV Fertility Center. The MicroSort procedure is a demanding process that requires a high number of motile sperm for sorting. A semen analysis will provide us significant information to plan for any different measures that we need to consider.

STEP 3 | MicroSort Procedure

Sperm sample is washed to remove seminal liquid and non-motile cells. After the washing, the sample is stained with a special fluorescent material that attaches to the DNA contained in the sperm.

The stained sperm are analyzed individually by a flow cytometer, where cells pass through a laser to create the stain attached to the DNA fluoresce. The sperm containing the X chromosome will indicate a brighter signature sheen than the sperm containing the Y chromosome.

The flow cytometer employs superior software to identify X and Y chromosome sperm based on their fluorescence signature. The sperm carrying the chromosome that designate the desired gender are separated from the rest of the sample, resulting in an enriched sperm sample — ready for innovative reproduction techniques.

STEP 4 | IVF Cycle

Couples will undergo the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycle — ovulation, egg retrieval, fertilization and embryo transfer, and pregnancy testing.

The LIV Lifeline

We are proud to offer you compassionate and pioneering fertility programs staffed by a diverse interdisciplinary team. Everyone deserves the right to understand their reproductive potential and how it affects their future goal of parenthood. The LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta embodies its own term. It’s more than just the sum of its parts — expert fertility specialists, innovative facilities, revolutionary IVF procedures, intelligent management structure, and sophisticated comfort. It’s a Lifeline. LIV reimagines, refines and redefines each and every aspect of reproductive medicine.