An embryo transfer is a procedure commonly used in assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF treatment). An embryo transfer involves the placement of one or more fertilised embryos into the uterus of a woman with the goal of achieving a successful pregnancy.
How long after the embryo transfer is complete should you take a pregnancy test can differ from person to person. Overall, this depends on whether you’ve had a day 3 or a day 5 embryo transfer, with this age informing your decision to take the test. If you’ve had a day 3 embryo transfer, you are due for a blood test after approximately 11 days and if you’ve had a blastocyst transfer, your pregnancy test should be approximately 9 days after your transfer.
It’s important to follow the instructions and guidance provided by your fertility specialist or healthcare provider regarding when to take a pregnancy test after an embryo transfer. Your fertility clinic will consider factors specific to your situation and may recommend a particular timeframe for accurate results.