Ordering & Shipping FAQs
This depends on the type of procedure you will undergo (artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization (IVF) with or without intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) ) and what your health care professional prefers. Our IUI (washed) and ICI (standard) prepared specimens can be used for artificial insemination. Our IUI specimens have been washed to remove the seminal plasma and are ready for an intrauterine insemination. Our ICI specimens can be used for an intracervical insemination or can be prepared at your physician's office for an intrauterine insemination. The IVF as well as the ICI can be used for in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection and both preps will need further processing at your health care provider's office. Before placing your order it is best to consult your physician regarding which sperm preparation to order.
Typically, 1-2 vial(s) are used per procedure or cycle. However, it is best to consult with your physician as the number you'll need may vary. You may wish to purchase multiple units for future cycles or family building and place into storage at Fairfax Cryobank.