Ovum Pick-Up (OPU) is the process whereby oocytes (egg cells) are aspirated from the follicles on the ovaries of the donor. This process is done by needle guided ultrasound that collects the oocytes with a vacuum suction. The oocytes are washed, cleaned and graded, prior to maturation, fertilization and finally culture within the state of the art laboratory.
Absolute Genetics offers our OPU service in our embryo centre in Bloemfontein, as well as on your farm. After farm aspiration the oocytes (Female egg sells) are placed in a transportable incubator while the team travels back to the laboratory in Bloemfontein.