Donors’ screening and testing
The tests are carried out by a HFEA recognised clinic.
UK guidelines require all prospective donors to be screened for the following:
- full blood count
- blood group
- HIV 1 and 2
- hepatitis B
- hepatitis B core
- hepatitis C
- HTLV 1 and 2
- cytomegalovirus (CMV)
- a hormone blood test, including AMH
The clinic will also perform a chromosomal analysis and cystic fibrosis screening.
The donors are non-smokers and a test is performed to confirm this.