Ovum Donation Medical Testing

Medical Testing Requirements

I. MOTHER

BLOOD TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Blood Group & Type, Rh factor
  • HIV 1 and 2
  • HIV p24 Ag
  • HTLV 1 and 2
  • Hepatitis B (Antibody and Surface Antigen)
  • Hepatitis C Antibody
  • RubellaCytomegalovirus lgG
  • Cytomegalovirus lgM
  • VDRL (Syphilis)/RPR
  • Herpes VirusCystis Fibrosis

CERVICAL SWABS

  • Pap Smear / C & S
  • C&S Group B Strep
  • C&S Gonorrhea
  • Mycoplasma/Ureaplasma Culture
  • Chlamydia Culture

ADDITIONAL TESTS

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) if over 48 years old
  • Hysterosalpingogram (Hysteroscopy) if Wife has not had a previous pregnancy
  • Specific ethnic groups will be screened accordingly (i.e. – African Americans/ Sickle Cell screen, Jewish/Tay Sach’s screen, etc.)

II. FATHER
BLOOD TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Blood Group & Type
  • HIV 1 and 2
  • HIV p24 Ag
  • HTLV 1 and 2
  • Hepatitis A Antibody
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • Hepatitis B Antibody
  • Hepatitis C Antibody
  • VDRL (Syphilis)/RPR
  • Herpes I lgG
  • Herpes I lgM
  • Herpes II lgG
  • Herpes II lgM
  • Cystic Fibrosis

URETHRAL SWAB

  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Ureaplasm
  • Mycoplasm

SPERM ANALYSIS

HIV TESTING: POINTS TO CONSIDER

It is important for clients to understand that, even though the ovum donor has been screened for HIV (AIDS), a negative HIV test does not absolutely mean that the patient does not have the disease. Medical science at this time suggests that the best way a recipient can reduce the risk of HIV transmission is to have the donor tested before the egg retrieval. All retrieved embryos would be frozen for 6 months, at which time the ovum donor is screened again. If the HIV test is negative again, the embryos would be considered safe. Since there is a slight statistical pregnancy advantage to the recipient in using fresh embryos for the first embryo transfer, intended parents need to decide whether or not they want to use the fresh embryos for the first embryo transfer or to freeze all the embryos for subsequent embryo transfers 6 months later.