Posted in: Resources, Tips, Clinic Info, 11/16/2015
Not long ago, genetic screening was done by screening for single gene disorders, largely based on the ethnic background and family history of the person. Single gene tests were quite expensive ($200 or more for each), thus making it appropriate to limit the number of genes tested. The so-called Ashkenazi Jewish panel could cost over $2,000!
Aside from the potentially high costs, basing decisions on ethnic backgrounds could be inaccurate. Not everyone knows their true ancestry. Furthermore, diseases that are rare in certain groups, like Tay-Sachs in non-Jews...
In a traditional cycle, one recipient is matched with one donor for one cycle. If a successful pregnancy is not achieved and all normal embryos have been used, the recipient is eligible for a second cycle with no agency fee.
In a shared cycle, two or more recipients will share eggs from one cycle with one donor at one clinic. Each recipient pays an agency fee and legal fees. Shared expenses include donor fee, donor insurance, and donor travel (if applicable). Medical expenses are determined by the clinic. This option is not subject to our free rematch policy unless specifically outlined in the agency agreement.
We work with some clinics that offer frozen eggs. The donor choices are limited. If you are interested in frozen eggs, please contact us. This option is not subject to our free rematch policy.