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"ZIFT" redirects here. For the 2008 Bulgarian film, see Zift (film).
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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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:56:15 -0800

... • A Rochester couple has a baby son, the first child conceived at the Mayo Clinic through a new procedure called zygote intrafallopian transfer. The couple, Dr. Joseph and Carmen Oesterling, named their son Christopher.
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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:24:10 -0700

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Medgadget.com (blog)
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 02:33:45 -0700

Assisted reproductive technology market can be segmented as in-vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), and frozen embryo transfer (FET) by procedure. In vitro ...

National Mirror

National Mirror
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:18:39 -0800

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT): a middle ground between IVF and GIFT. In ZIFT the actual fertilization occurs outside the body. The embryo is then transplanted into the fallopian tube as against the usual practice of implanting it in the uterus ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:08:17 -0800

Fewer than 1% of the attempts involved gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), both of which are more invasive than IVF. Women younger than 35 had the most success with these fertility treatments. In this age ...

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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 21:07:30 -0700

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:46:58 -0700

There are other treatment options as well, including gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT), according to the association. For Huhman's situation, in vitro seems to be the best treatment option, considering she ...

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