Frequently asked questions

How can I start a treatment course at CFM?

If you need an advice on treatment at CFM JSC, contact our manager to get detailed information on the procedure of application to the clinic and drafting an individual plan of patient’s maintenance and treatment on the phone 8-953-006-20-86 (Alina Dmitrievna Kuznetsova)

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What analyses are required for IVF treatment?

Compulsory analyses, check-ups and reports for women:

  • Blood typing (once)
  • Complete blood cell count (valid for 1 month)
  • Biochemical blood assay (total protein, bilirubin (total, direct, indirect), ALT, AST, cholesterin, glucose, BUN) (valid for 3 months)
  • Coagulogram (APTT, INR, PT, prothrombin index, fibrinogen) (valid for 1 month)
  • Blood test for RW, HIV, hepatitis В and  hepatitis С markers (HbsAg is acceptable) (valid for 3 months)
  • Common urine analysis (valid for 3 months)
  • Cervical cytology test (oncocytology) (valid for 6 months)
  • Colposcopy results (valid for 1 year)
  • Smear analysis for flora (valid for 1 month)
  • PCR test for chlamydia, mycoplasma genitalium, trichomonad vaginalis, HSV, HCMV, HPV types 16,18, 31, 33 and 45 (valid for 1 year)
  • Analysis for ureaplasma and mycoplasma hominis (valid for 1 year)
  • Rubella and toxoplasma titer JgG and JgM (once)
  • Herpes simplex virus titer JgG and JgM (valid for 6 months)
  • Fluorography (valid for 1 year)
  • Blood analysis for hormones (on the second or third day of the menstrual cycle): FSH, LH, estradiol, prolactin, TSH, FT4 (valid for 6 months), anti -TPO (valid for 1 year)
  • Therapeutist’s report on the patient’s health status and possibility of carrying of a pregnancy (with an interpreted electrocardiogram  – valid for 3 months) (valid for 6 months)
  • Breast ultrasonic scan (for persons aged up to 35), mammography (for persons aged older than 35) (valid for 1 year)
  • Mammologist’s report (valid for 1 year)

   Compulsory analyses, check-ups and reports for men:

  • Blood test  for RW, HIV, hepatitis В and hepatitis С markers (HbsAg is acceptable) (valid for 3 months)
  • HSV titer (JgM and JgG) (once)
  • Blood typing (once)
  • PCR test for chlamydia, mycoplasma genitalium, HSV, HCMV, trichomonad, gonococcus (valid for 1 year)
  • Expanded spermogram (compulsory procedure at Center of Family Medicine) (valid for 6 months)
  • In case of spermatopathie — urologist's report (valid for 6 months)

Additional analyses are taken after a consultation with our experts at the Center of Family Medicine, if clinically indicated.

Results of the analyses and check-ups from foreign clinics should be translated into Russian language and certified by a notary.

How long will my IVF program take? How long will I have to stay in Yekaterinburg?

IVF program plan is drafted for each person individually depending on physiological characteristics of the patient’s body and application of the selected assisted reproductive technologies. The period of a patient’s stay in Yekaterinburg can vary from three weeks to two months.

Where can I stay?

For CFM patients we offer a partnership program on patient’s maintenance in the territory of the Russian Federation based on their preferences in accommodation and catering services. If required, we can organize excursion programs and shopping tours. If you prefer to choose accommodation independently, you can stay in hotels of Yekaterinburg or apartments available for rent via Airbnb service.

Is IVF program applicable to 40+ couples?

IVF program is available for women at the age of 40 and older if there are no contraindications to the procedure and ovarian reserve is still high (there are a good number of viable eggs in the ovaries). You should subscribe to a primary consultation with a fertility specialist to get a decision on IVF program applicability in your case.

Will IVF with cryopreserved materials be efficient? Does the duration of cryostorage of embryos affect their quality, viability and other essential factors?

Duration of cryostorage does not affect the quality of embryos. The efficiency of a cryotransfer can be compared to the efficiency of fresh transfers.

Can I take a flight soon after an embryo transfer procedure?

As a rule, flights taken during the gestation period or soon after an embryo transfer are considered to be non-hazardous. There are no proofs to the theory that air pressure fluctuations or a decrease in humidity can have any adverse health effect on you or your baby.

Will passenger screening at the airport affect the fetus?

Despite the facts that none of the conducted experiments and control studies showed any adverse effect of the passenger screening equipment on a fetus and the radiation level of the screening equipment is minimal, we can understand the anxiety of expectant mothers.  For your own peace of mind you may opt to undergo a manual search instead of mechanical screening procedure with a reference to the Order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia No.104 dated 25 July 2007. If you have decided to undergo a manual search, ask your CFM physician to give you an official document certifying the fact of your pregnancy.

How long should I stay in bed after an embryo transfer?

After the embryo transfer procedure you may stay in your ward for 30 minutes for an emotional release, but bed rest is not obligatory as it does not have any influence on  IVF efficiency and quality of carried out procedures.