Egg Donor Testing

Our donors are young women, typically between the ages of 21 and 29, the optimal age range for achieving pregnancy. All of our donors are pre-screened using advanced genetic carrier screening. Our egg donor testing is some of the most advanced in the business, and we follow the recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Medical Geneticists and Genomics. It is designed to detect genetic mutations associated with a number of hereditary disorders with greater than 99.9% accuracy. It is conducted by the acquisition of blood or saliva from the egg donor. Unfortunately, our testing does not and cannot detect every genetic disease, but it goes a long way to reducing risk.

As all our donors are fully screened and the results available, sperm providers are encouraged to have testing as well to assess the risk of autosomal recessive conditions being passed on to the child. Our testing facilities have genetic counselors who can do risk evaluations after testing has been completed.  To learn more about our testing, Contact Us Now.

We typically test for the following conditions, although testing can vary on donors:

Cystic Fibrosis

Tay-Sachs Disease

Sickle Cell Disease

Fragile X Syndrome

Beta Thalassemia

Alpha Thalassemia

Bloom Syndrome

Canavan Disease

Familial Dysautonomia

Fanconi Anemia Type C

Gaucher Disease

Mucolipidosis IV

Niemann-Pick Disease

Spinal Muscular Atrophy