Insemination / Investigations prior to insemination

Investigations

Investigations prior to insemination

By law, the original test results must be available at the clinic before we are allowed to inseminate you. You must make sure that the test results have been received and approved by us by phoning us or sending us an email before coming for insemination. Your blood test results for Hepatitis B (HBsAG and antiHBc) Hepatitis C and HIV may be up to two years old, and the samples should have been analysed by an ISO-accredited laboratory.

If you will be using your partner’s sperm for the treatment, he should also have had the same blood tests and sent the results to us. These must also have been analysed by an ISO-accredited laboratory.

HIV-1 and HIV-2: Anti HIV-1 and Anti HIV-2
Hepatitis B: HBsAg (Hepatitis B virus surface antigen) AND Anti-HBc (Hepatitis B core antibody)
Hepatitis C: Anti-HCV antibodies
Chlamydia: a swab from the cervix (We do not accept home tests)

In line with Danish legislation, these tests should be analysed at a laboratory that is certified in accordance with the Human Tissue Act (Vævsloven). (In Copenhagen, this is the blood bank at Rigshospitalet).

Unfortunately, we are not authorised to treat you if you are infected with HIV or hepatitis B or C.

The two tests below are taken during a gynaecological investigation either by your own doctor/gynaecologist or here at StorkKlinik.

Chlamydia: a swab from the cervix (must be no more than six months old)
Smear test: screening for cellular changes in the cervix (must be no more than three years old)

  • that you have a blood test to check if you have developed rubella antibodies from a previous infection with German measles or following vaccination. If you are not immune, we advise you to get vaccinated before having fertility treatment, as an infection during pregnancy could lead to severe birth defects. After vaccination with the MMR vaccine, you should wait one month before becoming pregnant.
  • that you have your hormone levels checked with a blood test on Day 2-3 of your cycle (FSH, LH, oestradiol, AMH as well as prolactin and TSH).

If you have previously had an infection in your womb or your fallopian tubes or chlamydia or gonorrhoea, scar tissue may have formed in your fallopian tubes that is inhibiting the passage of eggs and sperm cells. Unfortunately, there may also be a "silent infection", i.e. there are no symptoms. Before being inseminated, we recommend, therefore, that you are investigated by a gynaecologist for an assessment of your chances of becoming pregnant through insemination.

In order for us to be able to treat you if you have previously tested positive for MRSA, you need to be able to produce at least three sets of negative swabs after completing treatment for MRSA. The last swab must have been taken at least six months after completing treatment.

If you have been in contact with a person who is positive for MRSA within the last six months, or if you have received treatment at a hospital or clinic outside the Nordic countries, the risk of infection and possibility of treatment at StorkKlinik will be evaluated by the clinic’s doctors..

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Stork IVF Klinik | St. Kongensgade 40 H, 1. sal | DK-1264 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 3257 3316 | Fax +45 3257 3346 | info@storkklinik.dk | CVR. No. 33 03 49 11

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