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Effect of time post warming to embryo transfer on human blastocyst metabolism and pregnancy outcome.

PURPOSE: This study is aiming to test whether variation in post warming culture time impacts blastocyst metabolism or pregnancy outcome.

METHODS: In this single center retrospective cohort study, outcomes of 11,520 single frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles were analyzed from January 2015 to December 2020. Patient treatments included both natural and programmed cycles. Time categories were determined using the time between blastocyst warming and embryo transfer: 0 (0- <1h), 1 (1-<2h), 2 (2-<3h), 3(3-<4h), 4 (4-<5), 5 (5-<6), 6 (6-<7) and 7 (7-8h). Non-invasive metabolic imaging of discarded human blastocysts for up to 10h was also performed using Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to examine for metabolic perturbations during culture.

RESULTS: The mean age of patients across all time categories were comparable (35.6 ± 3.9). Live birth rates (38-52%) and miscarriage rate (5-11%) were not statistically different across post-warming culture time. When assessing pregnancy outcomes based on the use of PGT-A, miscarriage and live birth rates were not statistically different across culture hours in both PGT-A and non-PGT cycles. Further metabolic analysis of blastocysts for the duration of 10h of culture post warming, revealed minimal metabolic changes of embryos in culture.

CONCLUSION: Overall, our results show that differences in the time of post warming culture have no significant impact on miscarriage or live birth rate for frozen embryo transfers. This information can be beneficial for clinical practices with either minimal staffing or a high number of patient cases.

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