Donor health screening
Does my donor need health screening?
All donors must undertake health screening tests for the protection of the recipient and the unborn child. We recommend using a HFEA regulated fertility clinic to undertake the insemination, who will also ensure that the correct infection testing and health screening tests are completed. Tests include:
- Urine testing
- Full blood count
- Blood pressure
- Infection testing
- Genetic testing
Which infections need to be tested for?
We recommend all donor undertake the following infection tests:
- Hepatitis B&C
- Genital herpes (warts)
Where do I get these tests performed?
Does my donor need genetic testing?
If you are choosing to get these tests done yourself you can either go through your local GP, or alternatively tests may be undertaken at a Genito-urinary medicine clinic (GUM clinic), normally based within your local hospital.
If you do not have sufficient information about the sperm donor's or egg donor's family health history or you have concerns regarding genetic health problems, then it is advisable to speak to your GP about genetic health testing.