Donor sperm screening is practiced at all reputable sperm banks, particularly those accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Dr. Mark Rispler reassures women or couples deciding on donor sperm that standard donor sperm screening is rigorous, incredibly thorough and regulated by the FDA.
Innovative Fertility Center provides an in-house donor egg program, but refers patients to outside donor sperm agencies prior to a intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. Lab protocols are in place to protect and reassure you as you pursue advanced reproductive fertility treatment.
What You Can Expect in Donor Sperm Screening
• HIV/AIDS testing
• Infectious disease testing for Chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphillus, hepatitis
• Genetic testing
• CMV total antibodies
• Incubation period, then retesting once sperm is thawed
• Access to educational background, ethnicity, personality traits, and, oftentimes, photographs
Your fertility specialist can fully explain the standards you should expect as you incorporate donor sperm into a cycle of IUI or IVF. For thousands of couples, donor sperm was the missing piece that helped complete the journey toward parenthood.
Contact Dr. Rispler with Innovative Fertility Center for a new patient consultation and fertility testing that can lead to a family.