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Testing Requirements

There are certain testing requirements that must be followed depending on the type of storage you will be using. Find the section that applies to you for a full list of these requirements.

Sperm Testing Requirements:

Standard storage fees are assessed for individuals (or gamete donors) who have completed and are non-reactive for at least Anti-HIV 1&2 (AIDS) testing. Sperm specimens will be accepted without Anti-HIV 1&2 (AIDS) or reactive testing at Potentially Infectious storage fees.

We will accept semen specimens from patients who have tested reactive for one or more of the following: Anti-HIV 1&2, HCV, HTLV I&II, and HBsAg.

Standards and/or Regulations require that patients complete the HBsAg, Anti-HCV in addition to Anti-HIV 1&2 testing prior to release of specimens from RTL for transfer back to patient’s clinic for his use.

Embryo Testing Requirements:

Standard embryo storage fees are assessed when both client depositors (or gamete donors) have completed and are non-reactive for at least Anti-HIV 1&2 (AIDS) testing.  Embryos will be accepted without Anti-HIV 1&2 (AIDS) or reactive testing at Potentially Infectious storage fees.

We will accept embryos from patients who have tested reactive for one or more of the following: Anti-HIV 1&2, HCV, HTLV I&II, and HBsAg.

Standards and/or Regulations require that patients complete the following serology/virology testing prior to release of embryos from storage with RTL for transfer back to patient’s clinic for use: HBsAg, and Anti-HCV, in addition to Anti-HIV 1&2.

Oocyte Testing Requirements:

Standard storage fees are assessed when the client depositor has completed and is non-reactive for at least Anti-HIV 1&2 (AIDS) testing. Oocytes will be accepted without Anti-HIV 1&2 (AIDS) or reactive testing at Potentially Infectious storage fees.

We will accept eggs from patients who have tested reactive for one or more of the following: Anti-HIV 1&2, HCV, HTLV I&II, and HBsAg.

Standards and/or Regulations require that patients complete the following serology/virology testing prior to release of specimens from RTL for transfer back to patient’s clinic for use: HBsAg, and Anti-HCV, in addition to Anti-HIV 1&2.

Ovarian Tissue Testing Requirements:

Standard storage fees are assessed when the client depositor has completed and is non-reactive for at least Anti-HIV 1&2 (AIDS) testing. Ovarian tissue will be accepted without Anti-HIV 1&2 (AIDS) or reactive testing at Potentially Infectious storage fees.

We will accept ovarian tissue from patients who have tested reactive for one or more of the following: Anti-HIV 1&2, HCV, HTLV I&II, and HBsAg.

Standards and/or Regulations require that patients complete the following serology/virology testing prior to release of specimens from RTL for transfer back to patient’s clinic for use: HBsAg, and Anti-HCV, in addition to Anti-HIV 1&2.