Extended genetic Testing
To maintain the superior quality and safe donor material offered by Ovogene Egg Bank, we make sure each egg donor complies with our rigorous selection criteria. Our team of experienced professionals includes fertility specialists, nurses, egg donor coordinators, geneticists, and psychologists, who will extensively evaluate the personal and family medical history, as well as other vital information of each egg donor.
Genetic tests usually involve a simple blood test. We predict some women may not be suitable donors as they have severe health conditions, a genetic propensity for birth defects and mental illness. We only select absolutely health donors. Genetic testing provides the information prospective parents need to be prepared and gives them peace of mind.
All egg donor applicants of Ovogene Egg Bank complete a family history questionnaire which is conducted by the donor intake coordinator.
The family history questionnaire is examined by our psychologists, who are expertly trained to verify family histories for the presence of major genetic diseases.
Then donors undergo the list of genetic tests.
Basic egg donor Genetic testing:
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Fragile X
Extended egg donor testing
Extended egg donor testing is an extensive analysis with a 274 panel carrier screen identifying specific autosomal recessive and X-linked diseases. This information can help patients learn about their risk of having a child with specific genetic conditions.
How to order Extended Genetic Testing?
If you would like to order this genetic testing, please write to our email or fill in the contact form on website and you will receive the necessary information from our coordinator.
What are the advantages of Extended Genetic Testing?
If an intended parent/individual is aware that they are carrier of a genetic disorder, it is important to test the donor for a particular number of disorders. This can exclude the possibility of genetic disorder transmission.