Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)

Zygote intrafallopian transfer is a reproductive procedure in which the fertilized egg is transferred into the fallopian tube instead of the uterus.

It is different from the in vitro fertilization because in ZIFT the embryo is transferred into the fallopian tube while in IVF the embryo is transferred into the uterus.

As in this procedure, the egg is transferred into the tube, therefore, this process is also known is tubal embryo transfer.

This reproductive procedure is more successful than gamete intrafallopian transfer because your doctor has the chance to ensure the fertilization.

The main requirement for the ZIFT is a healthy fallopian tube.

The difference between zygote intrafallopian transfer and gamete intrafallopian transfer is that in ZIFT fertilized egg is transferred into a fallopian tube while in GIFT the mixture of sperm and eggs are transferred into the fallopian tubes.

 
How zygote intrafallopian transfer is performed?

ZIFT involves the following steps.

Step 1.
First medications are given to female to stimulate their ovaries to produce multiple eggs.

Step 2.
Eggs are then extracted through an aspiration procedure.

Step 3.
The male is asked to provide a sample of sperm.

Step 4.
The eggs are then fertilized as an in vitro fertilization. But it is different due to the time frame. In ZIFT fertilized egg is transferred within 24 hours while in IVF the fertilized egg is transferred within 3- 5 days.

Step 5.
In this step, a catheter is placed in the fallopian tube and embryo injected.

Step 6.
This is the last step in which the doctors watch for early pregnancy symptoms. Usually, the doctors performed a blood test to determine if pregnancy has occurred.


Why we use Zygote intrafallopian transfer?

 
ZIFT is a reproductive procedure which is used in many infertility cases which are,

1.  Tubal damage
 2.  Intrauterine adhesion
 3.  Sperm problems
 4.  Sperm does not penetrate eggs.

What are the similarities between IVF and zygote intrafallopian transfer?

 
In vitro fertilization and ZIFT is the best choice for women who have severe infertility such as blocked fallopian time or damaged fallopian tubes.
 
Zygote intrafallopian transfer and in vitro fertilization both involve embryo culture.
 
ZIFT and in vitro fertilization allows the doctors to confirm the fertilization and select the best embryo for transfer.

 
What are the differences between ZIFT and IVF?

 
There are two main differences between the ZIFT and in vitro fertilization which are,
 
In ZIFT the embryo is transferred into the fallopian tube while in IVF the embryo is placed in the uterus.
 
Another difference is that in ZIFT the transfer of the embryo into the fallopian tubes requires a surgical procedure called laparoscopy.

What is similar between Zygote intrafallopian transfer and GIFT?

 
The similar thing between ZIFT and GIFT is that in both the products are transferred into the fallopian tube. But here is a point to note to avoid confusion is that the product in ZIFT and GIFT are different.
 

What is the difference between zygote intrafallopian transfer and GIFT?

 
the main difference between the ZIFT and GIFT is that in ZIFT fertilization takes place outside while in GIFT fertilization takes place in the fallopian tubes.
 
In ZIFT fertilized egg is transferred into the fallopian tube while in GIFT the mixture of sperm and egg is transferred into the fallopian tubes.