One of the donors we like…well, we’ll see when we read his long profile soon enough, is CMV+. If we decide to go with him, we’ll have to get Nutella tested to see if she is CMV+ or -. Has anyone had this test done, and if so, what was it like (finger prick or full draw of blood) and where did you have it done?
Our fertility clinic requires this test, along with a lot of other tests. I think something like 80% of the population is CMV+ so you really increase your perspective donor list if you get tested (since you are probably CMV+ anyway). I don’t know what the test is specifically because I had so many done at once. I had to pee in a cup, get blood drawn, and get a pap smear, and one of those included the CMV test.
I had it done as part of a huge series of bloodwork required by my fertility clinic. They took like 8 vials of blood that day.
Thanks guys, I just called my OB office and they are preparing a lab slip for me to have the CMV screen done. Although, their in-house lab can’t do it. My RE didn’t recommend or require any testing as long as I chose a CMV- donor with a compatable Rh blood factor. I just want the CMV screen done so that if I’m negative we don’t even look at CMV+ donors.
I’m a huge needle phobe and just thinking about having 1 vial drawn freaks me out. There is NO WAY I could do 8.
Yeah–the RE I see also required this. And I ended up being negative, for whatever reason, so I had to add that to my donor search criteria. It’s just a regular sized needle and a normal amount of blood drawn, so don’t be too afraid.