Screening tests for patients who wish to freeze and store eggs

We are now required to screen all patients who propose to freeze and store eggs. In particular these tests must indicate that you are clear of infections such as HIV (Aids), Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. If you've given blood, then your blood will have been routinely tested and we will accept evidence such as a letter confirming your blood donation. The results of any tests, whether administered by CARE or externally, must be less than one year old before the eggs are stored.

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1981 - First male factor patient treated

1982 - World's first baby delivered after intrauterine sperm/egg transfer

1984 - World's first baby from blastocyst transfer

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1992 - Britain's first SUZI treatment baby

1992 - Britain's first "sugar drop" frozen embryo baby

1996 - World's first testicular spermatid baby

2007 - Europe's first baby born following embryo screening using Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (CGH)

2009 - Birth of World's First baby following array CGH screening

2010 - UK's first baby born through PGD for HLA tissue matching

2010 - Blastocyst Chromosome Screening - UK's first baby born

2010 - First multi-factorial genetic chromosome tissue typing and translocation analysis of embryos in an IVF cycle

2010 - First UK based total treatment cycle for PGD and HLA Tissue Matching - Fanconi Anaemia

2011 - First UK pregnancy following use of an Embryoscope

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