Requirements and Recommendations
MicroSort® is available for couples who are looking to balance their families or prevent certain genetic diseases.
Couples who want to use MicroSort® MUST:
- Have at least one child and use process for the underrepresented gender
- Be a known carrier of an X-linked or X-limited disorder
MicroSort® laboratories are not equipped to process infectious samples; therefore all patients must present negative testing results for the following:
- HIV I and II
- Hepatitis B surface antigen and Hepatitis C antibody
The mentioned testing can be performed in any certified lab as long as they were performed no more than six months prior to the date of the procedure.
*In some cases the testing will have to be performed on site. The patient coordinator will be able to provide additional information in these types of cases.
The MicroSort® procedure is a demanding process requiring a high number of motile sperm cells depending on the assisted reproductive technique that will follow the sorting procedure. A sperm analysis that details the sample characteristics will be required so our staff can estimate the expected results and the different measures that can be considered based on each individual case.
The semen analysis is not a requirement that avoids the option to perform the procedure, but in the case the procedure is canceled due to too few sperm for reasonable use, the cost will be 40 percent of the total cost of the procedure per cancellation.
For the day of the procedure, we recommend:
- Abstinence for 2 or 3 days.
- No alcohol consumption over the abstinence period.
- No exposure to high temperatures, such as hot water, hot tubs, vapor rooms, cycling, etc.
*Patients that have received hepatitis vaccines should get the appropriate tests to avoid false positives.