Screening

An Egg Donor has to undergo few tests before they are allowed to donate the eggs. Screening of all egg donors is important for both the recipient family and the egg donor to protect everyone’s health and well-being.

Major benefits include the following

  • Prevent passing infectious diseases to the recipient
  • Minimize the chances of passing any genetic disease or defect to the child
  • Ensure the psychological and emotional stability of the donor
  • Ensure the donor’s dedication and health throughout the donation process

Assessing Fertility Potential

Medical screening typically begins with a fertility evaluation to verify the capacity of the donor’s ovaries to produce eggs. This usually consists of a physical exam, pelvic exam, ultrasound, and blood tests to check for hormone levels and ascertain blood group.

Pathological and Genetic Screening prior to Donation

This will include tests to determine your blood group as well as screening for infectious, genetic disorders and sexually transmitted diseases. This health check-up is free of cost for the donor.

Compulsory tests

  • We send all our blood samples to NABL-accredited pathology laboratories to get reliable results.
  • List of examinations are as follows
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Blood Typing
  • HIV 1 & 2 antibody testing
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis B core antibody testing
  • Hepatitis C antibody testing

There are various methods available to detect the above viral infections but we use Enzyme Immuno Assay to perform the test because we find it more reliable than other cheaper methods.

  • SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase)
  • Random Blood Sugar
  • S. Creatinine
  • Routine urine testing

Genetic Screening

BabyQuest Cryobank strives to perform genetic testing in a thoughtful and rational manner for common and relevant diseases. We do the following genetic testing for all donors:

  • Chromosome Analysis (karyotype)
  • Hemoglobinopathies including Thalassemia (alpha and beta)
The egg donor is also required to update her medical history every six months. At this time she is asked about the occurrence of any new disease within her family. If there is a change in status, the donor’s profile is updated with the new information.