The guide includes a comparison chart of more than 10 banks, include their guaranteed motility counts which vary based on whether a vial is used for IUI or IVF. If you are purchasing frozen sperm, how can you be assured of getting the sperm count you need in post-thaw for the best chance at success? Sperm banks are not regulated, so no one but the bank itself is checking their quality control. Some women report that their doctor tests a sample of the sperm before insemination to be sure it has a good count. Sperm motility is a key element in screening donors; very few potential donors qualify because their sample must meet a post-thaw standard set by each bank.
We're proud to offer sperm straws of the highest quality and guarantee that the straws you receive are the best fit for your selected treatment type. MOT is short for 'Motile Total, which is the way to express how many sperm cells are moving forward. A straw of donor sperm used for insemination contains 0. These researching institutions include Shady Grove Fertility, which has 22 clinics across the United States. If you're attempting conception through IVF, your eggs will be fertilised in a Petri dish in a lab. Unsure of your treatment type? Motility count may vary as there are various counting methods.
Sperm count, percent motility, and post-thaw viability will vary for each semen sample. Poor quality specimens do not freeze as well as normal semen samples. The number of motile sperm pre-cryopreservation required for medically assisted reproduction techniques ranges from less than 10, in vitro fertilization with micromanipulation to 20 million artificial insemination. We will thaw a small portion of the specimen shortly after cryopreservation to determine the percentage of motile sperm that are expected to survive cryopreservation. This information will be valuable to physicians should you need a medically assisted reproduction procedure in the future.
You still need to be registered to purchase though and all of the same steps are required for registration. Your doctor needs to sign your paperwork but you can totally do the insemination on your own, at home. Insemination must be scheduled within an hour or two of thawing - once thawed a sample cannot be refrozen. Since the process of washing does kill motile sperm and we cannot predict the outcome of these thawed washes, our standard guaranteed motile sperm count and percent motility does not apply to these samples.