DNA Advantage™ Donors
Our DNA Advantage Donors have been tested for 260+ genetic conditions. This new information can be helpful if you already had or plan to have genetic testing.
When planning a pregnancy, your donor’s DNA is only a piece of the puzzle. Your DNA is also a component. Both of you carry mutations for autosomal recessive genetic conditions. (Believe it or not, it’s “normal” to carry mutations!) You’re not at risk to have a child with one of those conditions unless both of you carry a mutation for the same condition. It’s easy to find a compatible DNA Advantage Donor when you know your carrier status and have the donor’s genetic test results at your fingertips!
DNA Advantage donors are indicated with a DNA icon and can be selected on our Donor Search.View DNA Advantage Donors
Donor’s Test Results
Not all donors have been screened for the same conditions. You can download a donor’s Genetic Test Summary (GTS) to view which genetic conditions a donor was tested for and his results. We recommend reviewing your donor’s GTS with your physician before you pick up or ship vials, to be sure the donor is suitable for you. You may also need to sign an acknowledgement form (in addition to the physician-signed A1 form), before you ship or pick up vials.
Your Test Results
If you know you carry a mutation for a specific genetic condition and a donor was not screened for that condition, we may be able to do special testing on the donor.
Interested in Genetic Testing for Yourself?
We recommend speaking to your medical professional to see if expanded genetic testing is right for you. You may have already had it done! If not, it’s covered by most insurance plans.
There are many companies that offer genetic testing and the choice is up to you. We use Sema4 Genomics lab to test our DNA Advantage donors. If you are interested in also using Sema4, please visit their website to learn how your medical professional can request a test for you.Learn More
Vial Order Process
Timing is everything! If you’d like to take advantage of expanded genetic testing, here’s a helpful guide to make sure your insemination happens on schedule.
- Consult with your medical professional – Ask if genetic testing is right for you. If you have a partner that also plans to use the same donor, ask if she should also get tested. (Allow at least 2 weeks to receive your results.)
- Find a donor – Use our Donor Search to select a donor. Log in to download the donor’s free Genetic Test Summary (GTS) & Medical History on his profile page. To avoid your donor selling out, you can secure vials now with the option to exchange your vial(s) for a different donor. Learn More
- Review GTS with your medical professional - Be sure to provide your medical professional with your donor’s Genetic Test Summary (GTS) to be sure the donor is suitable for you. This is also a good time for your physician to sign your Physician Authorization (A1 form).
- Complete Forms – Before you can ship vials, you may need to complete a genetic acknowledgement form to document that you are aware of your donor’s genetic test results and that you have discussed this information with your medical professional. Visit your donor’s profile page to see if this acknowledgement is required. The signed form should be sent to our Genetics Dept.
- Ship Vials – Call Client Services at 866-927-9622 to schedule your vial shipment or pickup. If you have not reserved vials yet, you may be able to order online. We recommend scheduling your vials to arrive at your clinic at least 48 hours prior to your insemination.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We want to ensure that this process goes as smoothly as possible!
Our team of certified Genetic Counselors is available to answer your questionsPhone: 877-743-6384
Phone Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm (Pacific Time)