IVF & Andrology Laboratory

Welcome to the SDFC IVF & Andrology Laboratory

San Diego Fertility Center offers comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Our assisted reproductive technology (ART) program is classified as a major In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and embryo transfer program in Southern California as defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Our nationally certified embryology lab operates year-round and employs five embryologists and additional support personnel. Success rates for our ART program are reported annually to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.

San Diego Fertility Center's clinical IVF laboratory program includes services in all aspects of ART. It includes IVF techniques such as oocyte/embryo culture, insemination (including ICSI), blastocyst culture and transfer, embryo and oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing), vitrification, and laser assisted hatching. Our IVF lab was the first in San Diego County to offer preimplantation genetic screening/diagnosis (PGS/PGD).


The San Diego Fertility Center embryology laboratory is nationally accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), certifying that the lab is one of an exclusive group of reproductive labs in the U.S. that meets the highest standards of excellence as recognized by its peers. It is directed by our certified embryology laboratory director, William Venier, MSC.

Below are some of the accreditations held by the IVF lab at SDFC:

Our Andrology Lab

Our fully accredited CLIA lab performs a wide range of diagnostic tests of male infertility, such as semen analysis (SA) tests. We are proud to provide within a short turnaround critical test results for patients' treatment. Our andrology lab technologists have extensive experience to assist you with all your andrology and endocrine lab service needs.

The services the andrology lab provides include:


  • Semen Analysis
  • Antisperm antibody testing
  • Strict criteria morphology (Krueger)
  • Sperm viability testing
  • Specimen preparation for intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Testicular sperm extraction (TESE)
  • Sperm processing trials for planning for IVF cycles

Endocrine assays:

  • B-HCG
  • Progesterone
  • Estradiol
  • FSH (day 3 or random)
  • Other (please inquire)