Excellence in Testing
We Test and Screen Donors More Than Others
- Sperm Quality
- Criminal Background Check
- 4 Generation Family Health History
Further Screening Includes Blood and Urine Analysis
Physical Exam every 6 months (including EKG)
Complete Blood Count
ABO-Rh Blood typing
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Hepatitis C Viral Antibody
The Genetic Testing We Do Includes The Following:
- 4 generation family medical history, which is reviewed by a trained genetic specialist and a medical doctor (all donors)
- Cystic Fibrosis screening
→ Up to 97 mutations on donors with optional advanced testing.
→ 32 standard mutations tested on all donors include:
Chromosome analysis (all donors)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) (all donors)
Sickle Cell Disease. For all donors a Hemoglobin Fractionation analysis is done to detect this indirectly.
Thalassemia (all donors). A Hemoglobin Fractionation analysis is done to detect this indirectly. Please contact us if you would like to have your donor genetically screened for carrier status.
Bloom Syndrome (donors with Azhkenazi Jewish Ancestry)
Canavan disease (donors with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry)
Extended Genetic Testing
Seattle Sperm Bank is proud to offer Counsyl’s Foresight Carrier Screen, which includes testing for 175 conditions.
Over the years, we have expanded our genetic testing of donors as genetic knowledge and technology continue to advance. As a result, not all donors have been tested for the same conditions or with the same methods. However, all donors have undergone screening and testing for the conditions listed here, if not more.
If patients know they are carriers for conditions not covered by our testing, we are very accommodating in helping them get a donor tested for that condition. Our online Donor Search function has an advanced search tool where carrier screening results can be used for filtering our available donors, based on carrier screening results.