Raleigh Lab Move FAQs

Shady Grove Fertility’s new Raleigh location will be opening its doors at 6730 McCrimmon Parkway, Cary, North Carolina 27519, in mid-2024! The SGF team will safely and successfully transport all cryopreserved gametes to the new location, where they will be stored within certified, state-of-the-art technology in the new lab. Rigorous, standardized precautionary protocols will be followed by SGF staff to ensure seamless transportation. 

You will be kept informed by your clinical care team regarding any pertinent information you need to know. If you have questions about the process, we recommend discussing this directly with your physician. 

SGF’s Raleigh location offers a full-service embryology laboratory and is equipped with the latest technology to give patients every advantage on their journey to conceive, including HEPA-filtered clean air ventilation systems, heated work stations that simulate the In Vivo (Latin for “within the living”) environment, anti-vibration tables that prevent harm to specimens should the table shake, highly sophisticated inverted microscopes to better evaluate embryo growth and development, and advanced incubators and media, to name a few.   


A: No. Many studies have proven that there is no difference in success rates between cryopreserved embryos that have remained at the same location for the entire duration of storage versus those which have moved during their lifespan.

A: SGF is committed to following thorough protocols when moving all specimens. SGF has one of the most stringent, long-standing chains of custody protocols in the industry that was developed and continuously refined over the last 30 years.  

The system uses three unique identifiers along with two embryologists independently confirming the provenance of the sperm, eggs, and embryos in each case. Additionally, chain of custody at SGF is maintained using an electronic witnessing system, RI Witness. Developed by CooperSurgical, RI Witness is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) management system. This technology enables every sperm, egg, embryo, test tube, and petri dish to be electronically connected to the specific patient.  

If you have questions about this process, we recommend discussing this directly with your physician.