About Our Laboratory

RAD’s laboratory team is the backbone of our center. They lead the way through research and innovation contributing to nationally recognized success rates.

Success at Reproductive Associates of Delaware wouldn’t be possible without the expert embryologists, andrologists and technicians in our laboratory. Our lab adheres to the highest standards and is well above regulatory compliance levels set by state and federal government. RAD’s laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program and has Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) certification. Here are just some of the advanced techniques performed by the laboratory team at RAD:

Semen Analysis

As part of RAD’s initial fertility investigation, we examine the viability of a male partner’s sperm in addition to testing a female partner’s potential fertility. A semen analysis allows our andrologists to determine the concentration, morphology and motility of the male partner’s sperm. RAD’s Andrology Lab performs approximately 1400 semen analyses each year.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is a technique in which a single sperm is injected into an egg in order to achieve fertilization. Embryologists use a glass tube called a pipette to inject the sperm directly into the cytoplasm of the egg. After fertilization occurs, the embryo is cultured in a laboratory incubator and then ultimately transferred during a fresh or frozen IVF cycle.

Preimplantation Genetic Testing For Aneuploidies (PGT-A, Formerly Known as PGS)

An embryo that appears healthy can contain chromosomal abnormalities. Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies (PGT-A, formerly known as PGS) provides information regarding the chromosomal health of the embryo. PGT-A can greatly enhance the chance of selecting the healthiest embryo, increasing the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy.

    Clinical Trials

    RAD is a research facility committed to advancing the field of fertility. Our clinical trials offer the most advanced treatment available in addition to benefits such as free or significantly reduced costs for study medications and treatment.

    If you are interested in learning more about RAD’s clinical trials, please contact Mark Modelski at (302) 602-8779 or email him at mmodelski@ivf-de.org.

    Laboratory Research

    RAD’s laboratory has completed and contributed to over 20 research publications, oral presentations and poster presentations. For a full list of our laboratory’s research, click here.

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    Answer a few brief questions and receive a personal response. Every submission is reviewed by a fertility expert. Get the answers you are looking for today! 

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    Where You Go For Fertility Care Really Matters

    For over two decades, we have followed the golden rule of fertility care: offering the same treatment to you that we would want for our friends and loved ones.

    About Our Laboratory

    Our laboratory team leads the way through research and innovation contributing to nationally recognized success rates.

    Laboratory Research

    RAD is committed to advancing the science and practice of reproductive medicine through education and research.

    Embryo Grading

    RAD uses the grading scale created by Dr. David K. Gardner to assess blastocyst embryos.

    EmbryoScope®

    Time-lapse video allows our IVF experts to analyze individual embryo growth.

    PGT-A

    Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies (PGT-A) is a tool used to optimize the efficiency of IVF, increasing the likelihood of a successful pregnancy.

    PGT-M and PGT-SR

    Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic/Single Gene Defects (PGT-M) and (PGT-SR) are tests that help evaluate embryos for genetic risk factors.

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    "We had a wonderful experience working with Reproductive Associates of Delaware. Our doctor was so sweet, informative and helpful with all of our questions. The front desk, it’s always nice to be greeted by a friendly smiling face."

    Jessica

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    "RAD heard my hopes, dreams, and wishes and led me toward them while holding my hand. My dream came true. I was guided to a beautiful baby girl! It took less than a year for my pregnancy to begin and it was successful. This was the best decision I ever made. Thank you, RAD!"

    Christa C.

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    "From the beginning our team was determined to find a way for my husband and I to complete our family. All the RAD staff was knowledgeable and truly cared for us. We wish we could have continued with them after our baby hit 12 weeks. We thank them daily in our prayers for giving us our beautiful baby girl!"

    Shaun

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    "We will be forever grateful for the wonderful care we received at RAD! Dr. Feinberg took the time to listen and create a plan we were comfortable with. The whole team was amazing and truly care about their patients. You have exceeded our expectations. Thank you!!"

    Jaqueline M.

    ★★★★★

    "Thanks to Reproductive Associates of Delaware, we have the most perfect addition to our family. The help and support the whole staff gave us was indescribable. We never once lost hope because of them. We will be forever grateful to each and every person we worked with during our journey."

    Hira

    ★★★★★

    "Dr. Neithardt was amazing. She explained in great detail all the options we had and put us at ease about the entire process. Everyone has been amazing and I have absolutely no complaints. Today I am 17 weeks pregnant and we only have Dr. Neithardt and her wonderful team at RAD to thank."

    Michelle H.

    ★★★★★

    "They are the most amazing team of doctors and care coordinators. After having started at another facility I was so happy to come to RAD. They are truly amazing, never make you feel like just a number and have empathy and compassion every step of the way. They also get the job done! Thanks RAD!"

    Anonymous On FertilityIQ

    ★★★★★

    "Dr. McGuirk is a very holistic doctor. She doesn’t just treat the fertility issues. She also points out personal health ideas (juicing, whole 30) to help heal/treat the whole patient. She is honest and open. Be open minded and trust in her process. This is a marathon, not a sprint! Dr. McGuirk will be with you the whole way."

    Teresa P.

    ★★★★★

    "I will never be able to put into words how thankful we are for RAD. Rhonda was there every step of the way as we were going through the process. Everyone was so welcoming and patient as we asked questions. We were blessed with a daughter, who is now three. I have already recommended and will continue to recommend RAD to people who need help growing their family!"

    Lauren

    ★★★★★

    "There are not enough kind words to say about RAD generally, and Dr. Bachman specifically. My personal well-being was always at the core of my treatment. I received honest, straight-forward advice that empowered me to make my own decisions. And thanks to RAD I have the family I always dreamed of."

    Newark Office

    4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
    Medical Arts Pavilion 2
    Suite 3217
    Newark, DE 19713

    Wilmington Office

    Silverside Medical Center
    2700 Silverside Road, Suite 2A
    Wilmington, DE 19810

    Dover Office

    Eden Hill Medical Center
    200 Banning Street, Suite 240
    Dover, DE 19904

    Phone: (302) 602-8822

    Fax: (302) 602-8832

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