How egg donors are screened?

How egg donors are screened?

How do we screen our potential egg donors? At our clinic we carry out precise and in-depth checks of all prospective egg donors. The potential egg donors are young, fit, good-looking, intelligent women that are all aged below 32yrs old.

They have children themselves who are equally as fit and well, they also possess exemplary medical and laboratory records and an ideal follicular reserve. In addition, their mental and psychological health is tested and they are fully prepared emotionally for the responsibility needed for egg donation and becoming and egg donor.

We always carry out a comprehensive medical evaluation of donors which allows us to supply you with the most superior eggs and the greatest opportunity to succeed.


How egg donors are screened?

According to Russian law and in compliance with the recommendations of ESHRE and ASRM (the American Society for Reproductive Medicine), ovum donors in our clinic undergo the following tests:

  • Assessment of general abilities and intellectual capacity of a candidate;
  • Common health history
  • Reproductive history/gynaecology
  • Genetic history
  • Ultrasound examination of ovaries and uterus
  • HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C (every 3 months)
  • Chromosome screening
  • Clinical blood test: Haemoglobin, RBC (red blood cells), and WBC (white blood cells including the count of their fractions i.e. (lymphocytes, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils) (every month)
  • Clinical urine test
  • Biochemical blood test (liver and kidney values, sugar, protein) (every month)
  • Blood coagulation (every month)
  • Electrocardiography (every year)
  • Lung X-ray (every year)
  • Cytology smear (every year)
  • Bacteriology smear (every month)
  • Smears for genital infections (chlamydia and others) (every 6 months)
  • Annual appointment with general practitioner.
  • Annual appointment with psychiatrist.

To view each of our egg donors data in full detail please request access to our egg donor database so that you can read their medical and family  histories as well as their personal motivational letters, view childhood egg donor's photos and read their personal profiles

Request Full Access to our Egg Donor database


A blog by Tone Bråten

En blogg — för att hjälpa er på er resa till att bli föräldrar genom äggdonation eller embryodonation!

Why come to St. Petersburg?
'Lily from the other side of rainbow' book by Tone Bråten

Willeke and Mario from Netherlands come to AVA-Peter for egg donation treatment…
Enjoy this touching and sincere documentary by Jorien van Nes

To watch the full version of the documentary free of charge, please fill in form and we will be happy to provide you with a link and a password

Certificate ISO9001:2008

Certificate ISO9001:2008

We are the first Russian IVF clinic who developed and introduced quality management system (QMS) for IVF scopes in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. We have been ISO 9001:2008 certified by LGA InterCert GmbH since 2008