Michelle Emblenton, biochemist at inviTRA, tells us about the price of genetic matching with the egg donor:
The cost of genetic compatibility testing will depend on how many diseases you are looking at. If you are looking for a specific single gene you will pay less than, for example, if you are going to test for many different genes. So the prices really can range between two hundred dollars to two thousand dollars. This will depend from clinic to clinic. If for health reasons there is a family history of the disease in your family it may be, if your doctor orders these tests as a necessity, that your insurance provider will cover them, so it's really important to look at what your insurance covers before deciding on any treatments.
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Michelle Lorraine Embleton
PhD in Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK, specialising in DNA : protein intereactions. BSc honours degree in Molecular Biology, Univerisity of Bristol. Translation and editing of scientific and medical literature.