Bay IVF Embryology Lab
Bay IVF - Advanced Reproductive Care                                Palo Alto  650-322-0500


State-of-the-Art Embryology and Andrology Laboratory

Our embryology and andrology laboratory is located on-site and provides a full spectrum of advanced reproductive tests and treatments.

Bay IVF laboratory excellence represents the central aspect of our longstanding superior pregnancy probability. Besides one's fertility potential, no other factor influences treatment outcomes more than the performance of the embryology laboratory. Physicians and patients must have complete trust in the expertise, dexterity, and integrity of the laboratory personnel: Gamete Embryologists.

Our IVF laboratory is headed by Eve Shen, one of the most senior embryologists in the country. Ms. Shen was influential in developing one of the first IVF centers in the US at the University of Texas in Houston. Subsequently, in 1985, she was invited by Stanford University to establish their IVF program.

In 1987, Ms. Shen moved on to start the Nova IVF Clinic, and in 2011, she stayed on as a part of the Bay IVF team. Besides her duties at Bay IVF, Ms. Shen has served as a national IVF Embryology Laboratory Inspector.

Bay IVF Laboratory holds the following licenses and certifications:

  • College of American Pathologists Certification

    This certificate signifies that our laboratory belongs to an exclusive group of reproductive laboratories in the U.S. that maintain the highest standards of excellence.

  • National Accreditation by the American Association of Bioanalysts Certification

    This certification indicates that our laboratory meets the highest standards of performance. The accreditation program examines quality assurance including methodology, control of medical equipment, specimen handling, procedural manuals, reports and proficiency testing, and the overall management principles that distinguish it as the highest quality laboratory.

  • State of California Tissue Bank License
  • CLIA Laboratory Certificate of Accreditation


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