Viral Screening

Viral Screening

Is a crucial step to ensure the safety of both the patients and any resulting embryos or gametes (eggs or sperm).

Viral Screening
What is Viral Screening for Fertility Treatments?

Viral screens are a set of blood tests performed in order to rule out certain viruses, of note, HIV, Hepatitis B&C. These are infectious diseases that can have long-term effects on individuals if infected.

It is a legal requirement that all fertility clinics perform viral screens for patients where we are procuring or storing their tissues and cells to ensure that we are protecting all patients’ tissues and cells from infection.

These blood tests are typically valid for two years.

Our Viral Screening includes

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

HIV is the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Screening for HIV helps identify individuals who are infected.

Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

HBV is a viral infection that affects the liver. It is important to screen for HBV as it can be transmitted from an infected individual to their partner or potentially to the fetus during pregnancy or childbirth.

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

HCV is another viral infection that primarily affects the liver. Similar to HBV, screening for HCV helps identify infected individuals who may transmit the virus to others during fertility treatments or pregnancy.

How much does it cost?
EU Viral Screening

EU Viral Screening

ReproMed FAQs

How do I make an appointment?

Bookings can be made online using the “Book a Consultation” tab on the top right of your screen, or by calling us on 0818 222 404

Do you treat single females and same-sex couples?

We have the facilities and expertise to provide comprehensive care to same-sex female couples and single women.

After the Initial Consultation when can I begin treatment?

Treatment can be started as soon as you are ready. We try to carry out all diagnostics within one cycle (ie. one month).

Is there parking at your clinics?

There is parking available at our Cork, Kilkenny & Drogheda clinics. In our Dublin clinic there is a Luas Park and Ride car park beneath us at the Balally Luas stop. Payment for this car park is payable at the Luas Ticket Machines. We would mainly advise patients to park in the Dundrum Town Centre carpark which is directly across the road from our clinic. Traffic in the Dundrum area can be heavy so please allow extra time to get to your appointment. In our Galway clinic limited parking is available. Parking is also available in Dunne Stores Knocknacara which is a 4 minute walk from the clinic.

Will I have any testing done during this consultation?

We will arrange for you to have testing done before or after this consultation if it is indicated.

How long will the consultation last?

Typically the first consultation will last 45 minutes to one hour, depending on the complexity of each individual case.

Do I need a referral from my GP to arrange a consultation?

No referral is needed. We simply require patients to complete a patient registration form with your demographics, important medical information and past fertility history if this is relevant. We also request that patients send us any medical notes or previous fertility test results by email at least one week prior to the appointment so that the doctor can review them.

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Taking the first step to make an appointment can be the most challenging part, which is why we try to make it as simple and stress-free for you as we possibly can