USC Fertility ART Lab
1127 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, # 1400 LOS ANGELES,CA 90017 (213) 975-9990
USC Fertility ART Lab
1127 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, # 1400
LOS ANGELES,CA 90017
(213) 975-9990
Practice Director: RICHARD J PAULSON, M.D.
Medical Director: RICHARD J PAULSON, M.D.
Laboratory Director: Ali Ahmady, PhD, HCLD
SART Member
Verified Lab Accreditation
Services:
Donor Egg
Donor Embryo
Gestational Carriers
Cryopreservation
Egg Cryopreservation
Female Couple
Male Couple
Single Men
Single Woman
PGD/PGS
Mental Health Services
Service to Veterans
Why we don't provide information on patient characteristics per clinic:
It is understandable that patients would like to use SART clinic outcome reports both as a “report card” to judge quality of care and as a predictor of chance of success for each individual patient. Currently, the SART clinic summary reports cannot be used without context for either purpose.

Embryo Banking Cycles Converted
from Fertility Preservation: 31
Oocyte Banking Cycles Converted
from Fertility Preservation: 2
Last updated April 25, 2018
Final CSR for 2015
The Preliminary 2016 CSR is available. Click on FILTER above and select Reporting Year 2016 to view.
2 Delayed Outcome cycles included 13 cycles from 2016 were pulled back into 2015 4 cycles from 2015 were pulled back into 2014
Total Cycles: 714
Embryo Banking for Fertility Preservation: 29
Oocyte Banking for Fertility Preservation: 131
UNDERSTAND THIS REPORT
This report is completely re-designed from the past. We did this to provide patients with outcomes that reflect changes in the way infertility is treated through IVF. In recent years, there has been increased emphasis on embryo cryopreservation, genetic testing, and single embryo transfer that was not adequately captured by the old reporting system. This report captures the treatment burden to the patient (the number of cycles) as well as the best outcome (delivery of a healthy child) by tracking outcomes over time for an individual, accounting for both fresh and frozen embryo transfers. We hope this will help you better understand the expected outcomes from Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). If you want to get a more personalized prognosis for your chances, please visit the SART patient predictor.
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Verified by: Medical Director RICHARD J PAULSON, M.D.
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL CUMULATIVE OUTCOME PER EGG RETRIEVAL CYCLE
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 79 59 88 60 40
Singletons 34.2 % 32.2 % 12.5 % 5.0 % 2.5 %
Twins 15.2 % 5.1 % 9.1 % 1.7 % 0 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0 % 2.3 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 49.4 % 37.3 % 23.9 % 6.7 % 2.5 %
(Confidence Range) (38.3 - 60.4) (24.9 - 49.6) (15.0 - 32.8) (0.4 - 13.0) (0 - 7.3)
Term 74.4 % 86.4 % 76.2 % 3/4 1/1
Pre-term 20.5 % 13.6 % 19.0 % 1/4 0/1
Very pre-term 5.1 % 0 % 4.8 % 0/4 0/1
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Mean # of transfers for patients achieving live birth 1.33 1.41 1.24 1 1
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL PRIMARY OUTCOME PER EGG RETRIEVAL CYCLE
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 79 58 88 60 40
Singletons 25.3 % 19.0 % 8.0 % 5.0 % 2.5 %
Twins 11.4 % 5.2 % 8.0 % 1.7 % 0 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0 % 2.3 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 36.7 % 24.1 % 18.2 % 6.7 % 2.5 %
(Confidence Range) (26.1 - 47.3) (13.1 - 35.2) (10.1 - 26.2) (0.4 - 13.0) (0 - 7.3)
Term 69.0 % 11/14 11/16 3/4 1/1
Pre-term 24.1 % 3/14 4/16 1/4 0/1
Very pre-term 6.9 % 0/14 1/16 0/4 0/1
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 79 58 88 60 40
Number of retrievals 77 57 82 49 37
Cancelled cycles 2.5 % 1.7 % 6.8 % 18.3 % 7.5 %
Retrievals with no embryos suitable for transfer 0 % 1.8 % 11.0 % 6.1 % 2.7 %
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.8 2.2 2.7 3.3 4.0
eSET % (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 23.0 % 13.2 % 6.9 % 2.8 % 0 %
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 79 58 88 60 40
Positive pregnancy test 62.0 % 43.1 % 38.6 % 23.3 % 27.5 %
Clinical pregnancies 41.8 % 27.6 % 27.3 % 11.7 % 5.0 %
Miscarriage rate 12.1 % 2/16 33.3 % 3/7 1/2
Number of retrievals 77 57 82 49 37
Live birth per retrieval 37.7 % 24.6 % 19.5 % 8.2 % 2.7 %
Positive pregnancy test 63.6 % 43.9 % 41.5 % 28.6 % 29.7 %
Clinical pregnancies 42.9 % 28.1 % 29.3 % 14.3 % 5.4 %
Number of transfers 74 53 72 36 32
Live birth per transfer 39.2 % 26.4 % 22.2 % 11.1 % 3.1 %
Positive pregnancy test 66.2 % 47.2 % 47.2 % 38.9 % 34.4 %
Clinical pregnancies 44.6 % 30.2 % 33.3 % 19.4 % 6.2 %
Implantation rate 30.5 % 16.5 % 17.4 % 5.0 % 1.6 %
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL SUBSEQUENT OUTCOME (FROZEN CYCLES)
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of thaw procedures 36 36 32 19 13
Singletons 22.2 % 30.6 % 21.9 % 4/19 2/13
Twins 8.3 % 5.6 % 6.2 % 1/19 0/13
Triplets or more 2.8 % 0 % 0 % 0/19 0/13
Live births 33.3 % 36.1 % 28.1 % 5/19 2/13
(Confidence Range) (17.9 - 48.7) (20.4 - 51.8) (12.5 - 43.7) - -
Term 9/12 13/13 9/9 4/5 2/2
Pre-term 3/12 0/13 0/9 1/5 0/2
Very pre-term 0/12 0/13 0/9 0/5 0/2
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of cycle starts 36 36 32 19 13
Cancelled cycles 0 0 0 0 0
Number of thaw procedures 36 36 32 19 13
Thaw procedures with no embryos suitable for transfer 0 0 0 1 0
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.8 1.6 2.0 2.7 3.2
eSET % (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 30.6 % 33.3 % 12.5 % 0/18 0/12
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Positive pregnancy test 52.8 % 52.8 % 62.5 % 8/19 6/13
Clinical pregnancies 41.7 % 41.7 % 40.6 % 6/19 3/13
Miscarriage rate 3/15 2/15 3/13 1/6 1/3
Implantation rate 28.6 % 27.1 % 20.6 % 14.6 % 7.9 %
PATIENT'S OWN EGGS
FINAL LIVE BIRTH PER NEW PATIENT
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Number of patients 57 45 54 34 20
Singletons 38.6 % 40.0 % 22.2 % 8.8 % 0 %
Twins 19.3 % 8.9 % 5.6 % 2.9 % 0 %
Triplets or more 0 % 0 % 3.7 % 0 % 0 %
Live Births 57.9 % 48.9 % 31.5 % 11.8 % 0 %
(Confidence Range) (45.1 - 70.7) (34.3 - 63.5) (19.1 - 43.9) (0.9 - 22.6) (0 - 100)
Term 66.7 % 86.4 % 14/17 3/4 0/0
Pre-term 24.2 % 13.6 % 3/17 1/4 0/0
Very pre-term 9.1 % 0 % 0/17 0/4 0/0
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Age of woman
< 35 35 - 37 38 - 40 41 - 42 > 42
Mean # of attempts at egg retrieval for patients achieving live birth 1.18 1.32 1.41 1 0
Mean # of transfers for patients achieving live birth 1.45 1.73 1.47 1 0
DONOR EGGS
FRESH DONOR EGGS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 8
Singletons 3/8
Twins 1/8
Triplets or more 0/8
Live births 4/8
(Confidence Range) -
Term 4/4
Pre-term 0/4
Very pre-term 0/4
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
All ages
Number of transfers 8
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.5
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 4/8
DONOR EGGS
FROZEN DONOR EGGS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 3
Singletons 1/3
Twins 0/3
Triplets or more 0/3
Live births 1/3
(Confidence Range) -
Term 1/1
Pre-term 0/1
Very pre-term 0/1
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
All ages
Number of transfers 3
Mean number of embryos transferred 2
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 0/3
DONOR EGGS
THAWED EMBRYOS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 22
Singletons 27.3 %
Twins 4.5 %
Triplets or more 0 %
Live births 31.8 %
(Confidence Range) (12.4 - 51.3)
Term 6/7
Pre-term 1/7
Very pre-term 0/7
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
All ages
Number of transfers 22
Mean number of embryos transferred 1.6
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 22.7 %
DONATED EMBRYOS
Age of woman
All ages
Number of recipient cycle starts 0
Singletons 0/0
Twins 0/0
Triplets or more 0/0
Live births 0/0
(Confidence Range) -
Term 0/0
Pre-term 0/0
Very pre-term 0/0
Very pre-term birthsN
Pre-term birthsN
Term birthsN
Triplet birthsN
Twin birthsN
Singleton birthsN
Select # embryos transferred:
Age of woman
All ages
Number of transfers 0
Mean number of embryos transferred -
eSET (elective Single Embryo Transfer) 0/0