Insemination in Denmark: single women and lesbian couples should undergo these tests
Legal requirements for insemination in Denmark
Danish law requires that the originals of your laboratory tests be available prior to insemination. The law also requires that you check that we have received and can accept your laboratory results. We therefore request you to contact us by phone or email before your insemination appointment. Laboratory results for hepatitis B (HBsAg and anti-HBc), hepatitis C and HIV may be up to 2 years old, but must come from an ISO-certified laboratory.
If the sperm for your treatment does not come from a sperm bank, the man from whom you have received the donor sperm must submit the same laboratory samples as you. These must also come from an ISO-certified laboratory.
The StorkKlinik in Denmark also makes the following recommendations for insemination:
- Test a blood sample for rubella antibodies to see if you have had or been vaccinated against rubella. If you have no immunity to this disease, we recommend getting vaccinated before insemination, as this illness during pregnancy could cause serious damage to the foetus. However, you must wait 1 month after having the MMR vaccination before treatment can begin.
- Determine the values of FSH, LH, oestradiol, AMH, prolactin and TSH by a blood test on the 2nd or 3rd day of your cycle.
If you have ever had an infection of the uterus or the fallopian tubes, a chlamydia infection or gonorrhoea, your fallopian tubes may be blocked, and sperm and eggs may thus no longer be able to pass through. Because this infection is also silent, i.e. it does not have any symptoms, we recommend that you get yourself examined by a gynaecologist before insemination to assess the likelihood of getting pregnant by insemination.
MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
If you have a positive MRSA finding in your medical history, you must submit at least three MRSA swabs with negative findings, all of which have been taken after completion of the MRSA treatment. The last swab must have been taken no earlier than six months after the treatment completion.
If you have had contact with a person who is MRSA-positive or have been treated at a hospital outside of Scandinavia within the last six months, the risk of infection and thus the possibility of treatment will be assessed by one of our doctors at the StorkKlinik.