The Sperm and Embryo Bank of New Jersy, Inc
   Cryopreservation services for Sperm, Embryos & Eggs for future transplant

Mandatory Laboratory Testing

For Client Depositor

Laboratory testing is required/mandatory of each and every Client Depositor.
The required laboratory tests are performed to protect the eventual Recipient.


Client Depositors samples/vials are segregated based on the out-come of the laboratory test results

to protect and minimize the transmission of an infectious disease to the eventual Recipient.

For example: Client Depositors who test positive for Hepatitis are cryostored separately from Client Depositors who test negative for Hepatitis.


Mandatory Client Depositor laboratory testing includes the following:


HIV ½ Antibodies Hepatitis C Virus Antibody
HTLV I & II Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Blood Group/Rh Syphilis Serology (RPR) Screen
Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, PCR HIV-1/Hepatitis B/ Hepatitis C (NAT)


Additional Testing for Clients Storing Semen

Myco/Ureaplasma Culture    B-Strep Culture



For Directed/Designated Donor

Laboratory testing is mandatory of each and every Directed/Designated Donor.
The required laboratory tests are performed to protect the eventual recipient.

Initial laboratory testing includes the following:


Blood Group/Rh  Chemistry Profile
Hepatitis C Virus Antibody HTLV I & II Antibody
HIV ½ Antibodies Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, PCR
Cytomegalovirus Screening Herpes Simplex Virus Culture
Hemoglobin Electrophroesis  Myco/UreaPlasma Culture
Urinalysis Syphilis Serology (RPR) Screen
Complete Blood Count B-Strep Culture
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Urine Drug Screen HIV-1/Hepatitis B/Hepatitis C (NAT)


Genetic screening tests:

The following test is mandatory and may be performed either on the Recipient or the Directed/Designated Donor:

Cystic Fibrosis Screening

The following tests are not mandatory, for further information, we recommend that you consult with a certified Genetic Counselor with regards to the following tests:


Tay Sachs Screening Chromosome Analysis (Karyotyping)
Canavan Disease Niemann-Pick Disease
Gaucher Disease SMA ( Spinal Muscular Atrophy)


Post-Quarantine laboratory testing
The following laboratory tests including a Physical will be performed prior to the release of specimen vial(s) and at the end of the Quarantine Period of six (6) consecutive months of storage:


HIV 1/2 Antibody Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Hepatitis C Virus Chemistry Profile
Syphilis Serology (RPR) Screen HTLV I & II Antibody
Cytomegalovirus Screen Chlamydia/Gonorrhea, PCR
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen HIV-1/Hepatitis B/Hepatitis C (NAT)



WARNING: Even if the tests described in the preceding paragraphs were found to be within normal limits, and even when properly administered, the tests have their own limitations and may not produce reliable results.  Consequently, Physician/Medical Facility and the Recipient take the risk that certain Reproductive Cells & Tissue Specimen(s) will not be disease free even though the test results may
indicate otherwise. 

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