Original Investigation

Reproducibility of a time-lapse embryo selection model based on morphokinetic data in a sequential culture media setting


  • Ender Yalçinkaya
  • Elif G. Ergin
  • Eray Çaliskan
  • Zeynep Öztel
  • Alev Özay
  • Hakan Özörnek

Received Date: 08.05.2014 Accepted Date: 14.07.2014 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2014;15(3):156-160 PMID: 25317043


To compare the outcomes of embryos that were given a dynamic score based on a preconstructed embryo scoring model and to analyze whether this model complies with our data.

Material and Methods:

A total of 910 transferred embryos with known implantation data were retrospectively analyzed in this study. All of the embryos were given a dynamic score based on the preconstructed hierarchical embryo scoring model.


The highest pregnancy rate was seen in groups C+ and A- (48.2% for each), and the lowest was observed in Group E (19.7%). When implantation and clinical pregnancy rates were compared between groups, it was found that the highest and statistically significant implantation and clinical pregnancy rates were seen in group C+ (32.7% for each, p=0.000). They were dropped down to 29.4% in Group A-.


The outcomes of the embryos based on the dynamic score do not comply with the results of the preconstructed model. Each IVF laboratory is unique based on its practice. Therefore, we suggest that each IVF laboratory should determine its own embryo selection criteria based on its own data instead of using a preconstructed model.

Keywords: Preconstructed model, dynamic score, pregnancy rate