Set, ready, GO! With PureOvum, intended parents get a head start with our pre-screened donors — initial medical screening and genetic carrier screening. The vital tests they would eventually need to complete as part of their medical screening process is already completed.
Genetic carrier screening will helps our intended parents understand the risk of passing on a genetic condition to their child. The test analyzes the donor’s DNA and tells us if she is a carrier for a genetic condition that could be passed down to a child. The majority of individuals who complete a genetic carrier screening ARE, in fact, a carrier of a genetic condition. Becoming knowledgeable of this information allows our intended parents to choose a donor who has a negative carrier screen and a donor who has a carrier screening that is an appropriate match with their sperm sources.
IF a donor is positive, their MD will test their sperm source (partner, donor, etc) to make sure he isn’t also a carrier.