Why is the testing for CMV at Fairfax Cryobank better than other sperm banks?

1 min. readlast update: 02.01.2024

Fairfax Cryobank is the only sperm bank that tests the donor’s semen by DNA testing for the Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Other sperm banks rely on serological testing (antibody) of the donor’s blood or urine, but testing donor sperm by DNA is the best way to determine risk for clients who use donor sperm. Our Molecular Infectious Disease Laboratory is located onsite, is CLIA certified, and has over 20 years of experience doing DNA testing on sperm.

The Molecular Infectious Disease Lab (MIDL) of Genetics & IVF Institute performs in-house validated assays under CLIA certification (#49D0952503) according to all established guidelines. The lab director is qualified for Molecular Virology under N.Y. State Dept of Health guidelines. The lab participates in the College of American Pathology nucleic-acid amplification survey program (including HPV detection) and maintains a 100% accuracy score.


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