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Zygote intrafallopian transfer
MeSH D017388

Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) is an infertility treatment used when a blockage in the fallopian tubes prevents the normal binding of sperm to the egg. Egg cells are removed from a woman's ovaries, and in vitro fertilised. The resulting zygote is placed into the fallopian tube by the use of laparoscopy. The procedure is a spin-off of the gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) procedure. ZIFT has a success rate of 64.8% in all cases.[citation needed]


The average ZIFT cycle takes five weeks to complete. First, the female must take a fertility medication to stimulate egg production in the ovaries. The doctor will monitor the growth of the ovarian follicles, and once they are mature, the woman will receive an injection containing human chorionic gonadotropins (HCG or hCG). The eggs will be harvested approximately 36 hours later, usually by transvaginal ovum retrieval. After fertilization in the laboratory, the resulting early embryos or zygotes are placed into the woman's fallopian tubes using a laparoscope.


ZIFT has been used in infertility situations where at least one fallopian tube is normal and other treatments have failed; however, the need for two interventions and the fact that IVF results are equal or better (as of 2004), leaves few indications for this procedure. Accordingly, the number of ZIFTs performed has been declining.[1]


  1. ^ Toner JP (2002). "Progress we can be proud of: U.S. trends in assisted reproduction over the first 20 years.". Fertil Steril. 78 (5): 943–50. doi:10.1016/s0015-0282(02)03769-x. PMID 12413976. 

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:45:17 -0700

The global human reproductive technology market is also segmented by the various infertility treatments and procedures available in the market such as: Global IVF Procedures, Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT), Infertility Treatment/Assisted ...

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:08:17 -0800

More than 1.5% of babies born in 2013 owe their lives to in vitro fertilization, and fewer of them were twins or triplets, according to new figures from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. A total of 63,286 babies were born as a result of ...


Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:45:20 -0700

Other forms of ART include intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT). The history of IVF is relatively short. Louise Brown of England was the first baby born via IVF, in ...


Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:14:42 -0700

With zygote intrafallopian transfer, fertilization of eggs and sperm occurs in the laboratory. Once that happens, the very young embryo is transferred to the fallopian tubes. Both the GIFT and ZIFT options can be expensive. Expect to spend between $8 ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:37:30 -0800

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