Seattle Sperm Bank Introduces Genetic Testing Search Tool

SEATTLE, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Sperm Bank offers the most comprehensive genetic testing of any sperm bank in the world. Our laboratory is now introducing a comprehensive genetic testing search tool to help clients choose the right sperm donor based upon those test results.

This genetic testing tool, available at, lets users see all the donors who have tested negative as a carrier for any singular genetic disease, or combinations of diseases, that we screen for. This tool can also be used with our other donor search criteria to help users easily narrow down the donor list, to find the best matches.

"The combination of the new Genetic Testing Search Tool with our already expansive donor filtering options gives consumers greater power of choice while offering more transparency," said Angelo Allard, General Supervisor at Seattle Sperm Bank.

Seattle Sperm Bank's screening process includes testing all donors who entered our program as of August 2016, for carrier status of more than 100 genetic conditions. Now, by making the results easily searchable, women and families have another powerful tool to use when seeking a sperm donor.

Prominent doctors in the industry are also taking notice of Seattle Sperm Bank's new search tool.

"Seattle Sperm Bank is leading the way when it comes to customer service and extensive genetic testing," said Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh (The Egg Whisperer). "The new Seattle Sperm Bank Genetic Testing/Carrier Status drop down tool allows prospective parents to be more specific and deliberate in their search for sperm donors. It's also an effective way to streamline communication between patients and their genetic counselors and providers. Thank you, Seattle Sperm Bank, for doing the right thing and for helping families grow one healthy baby at a time."

Seattle Sperm Bank uses Counsyl for genetic testing. Counsyl is the US leader in expanded carrier screening and is a highly respected genetic testing and genetic counseling company.

Genetic Testing is Just One Part of our Complete Donor Screening Process

Genetic testing is just one aspect of Seattle Sperm Bank's comprehensive donor screening process. It also includes a full physical exam, blood and semen tests, a review of donors' family medical history, a criminal background check, donor counseling, and much more. We can also provide a copy of a sperm donor's carrier test results to a client's physician for review.

This commitment to genetic testing is for the benefit of clients trying to conceive using donor sperm, as well as for potential donors looking to join the program. We share genetic information with donors to alert them to inherited genetic carrier conditions that they didn't know they had. Genetic testing is just one essential tool used by our lab to select the healthiest sperm donors.

About Seattle Sperm Bank

Established in 2008, Seattle Sperm Bank provides couples and individuals with the choices they need to make dreams of conception, pregnancy and childbirth a reality. Seattle Sperm Bank's mission is to maintain the highest quality standards in the recruitment, screening, storage and distribution of semen provided by open and anonymous donors, and directed or known donors.

Seattle Sperm Bank has helped thousands of married and unmarried couples, same-sex couples and single women through the process of selecting an appropriate sperm donor. By combining medical expertise with a personal, compassionate approach, Seattle Sperm Bank seeks to ensure that clients worldwide receive a DNA product of the highest quality that meets the unique needs of their family. Seattle Sperm Bank is fully compliant with FDA regulations governing reproductive tissue banks.

About Counsyl
Counsyl is a DNA testing and genetic counseling company that is committed to helping patients understand their DNA and how it can inform important health decisions. Whether it's starting a family or evaluating risk for cancer, Counsyl's DNA tests provide patients with early awareness about genetic conditions, so that they can live informed and prepare for the future. Counsyl has screened more than 750,000 patients and served more than 10,000 healthcare professionals.

Contact Information

4915 25th Avenue NE, Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98105
Fax: (206) 466-4696
Registered: FDA | Licensed: CA, MD, NY, OR, WA

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