Life of blastocyte after thaw


Does anyone know how long a blast can live outside the uterus following thaw but before transfer? I am not sure if there is a specific amount of time that a blast can remain in the syringe or petri dish without dying?


Well theoretically it could live for quite a while… but it should be transferred within a few days because eventually it will start dividing again and will need to implant inside the uterus.