Methods for Family Balancing

Methods for Family Balancing

IUI Option:

The majority of fertile, healthy couples use MicroSort with intrauterine insemination (IUI). Monitoring of your cycle for ovulation must occur to determine the best timing for IUI. Monitoring can often be performed using urinary ovulation prediction kits (OPK). Careful monitoring using blood hormone tests and pelvic ultrasound may be recommended to improve the timing of insemination (and pregnancy rate). Monitoring can also be completed with your local OB/GYN or local infertility physician. On the scheduled day of the procedure, the husband will produce a specimen at our laboratory in the morning, the sperm will be sorted and the wife will have her IUI done later that same day.

IVF Option:

The couple wants to use a MicroSort sperm separated specimen during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment cycle with intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) testing at the EMBIO Institute. If the wife is over 39 or would otherwise not qualify for the clinical trial, sorted specimens can be used with donor egg IVF cycle if the egg donor is less that 30 years of age. PGD can also be performed alone for gender selection if the couple does not qualify for participation in the MicroSort clinical trial. Patients should call +30 2106774104 to make an appointment with one of the infertility physicians.

International site: If the couple prefers to use a local collaborating infertility physician for their IVF with ICSI cycle, please call their office directly to make a consultation appointment with that facility. MicroSort will work with your local facility so that the semen specimen can be sorted frozen and shipped prior to the start of medication for the IVF cycle.

Donor sperm with IUI or IVF Option:

Donor sperm may be utilized with MicroSort sperm sorting if needed. Appropriately screened anonymous semen donor samples from our Cryobank can be used. Multiple semen vials are usually required in order to obtain an adequate number of total motile sperm. The samples are thawed and the sorting is then performed.

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