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SISMeR is a 3rd level MAP Centre. This means that it is able to provide all the MAP techniques permitted by Italian law, namely:

1st level techniques

2nd level techniques

3rd level techniques

Other diagnostic tests

Associated with MAP treatments:

Before starting a treatment cycle

A series of preliminary tests must be performed, as established by the doctor during the couple’s initial consultation, and the couple must be provided with full information about the treatment. In some cases, the couple is advised to have in-depth lab tests in order to allow the specialist to study the chromosomal composition of both the sperm and the oocytes in detail.

See the list of preliminary tests to find out which tests the doctors may need you to have.

For information on the costs of the main Reproductive Medicine treatments available from SISMeR, see the price list.

Further information on the treatments SISMeR offers can be found in our Information Leaflets.

The tests performed before the treatment cycle are at the discretion of the Specialist and will only be performed during the initial consultation phase, depending on the specific problem of each couple.

The treatment cycle involves:

  • a series of preliminary tests and procedures that, in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations (circular no. 17 of 10/11/1992) and according to the clinical protocols applied by SISMeR, the couple must undergo before being able to have treatment.
  • ovarian stimulation with ovulation induction agents, for which the medicines and doses used vary from one patient to another.

As oocyte collection has to be performed under anaesthesia, female patients need to have a number of pre-anaesthesia tests and procedures that are valid for 2 months (blood sodium, potassium and glucose levels, complete blood count, GOT, GPT, Prothrombin Time and Quick Time).

What is it?

It is the first contact between the couple and S.I.S.Me.R.

During the consultation, the clinician identifies the most suitable treatment. Based on the specific needs and characteristics of each couple, a personalized treatment plan including all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures is defined.

Useful information

During the consultation, the clinician illustrates all procedures, as well as their timing and costs.

With reference to timing and costs, they might be subject to variations depending on each couple’s personalized treatment plan. Diagnostic medical tests can be carried out also at S.I.S.Me.R.’s satellite centers without having to undertake expensive logistical costs, whilst benefitting from the guaranteed quality and safety of S.I.S.Me.R. services.

In which Centers

Bologna
Fermo
Monfalcone
Padova
Parma

The first consultation can also be made by teleconference (Skype).

How to make an appointment

Call your preferred centre for an appointment.

Find out more

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SISMeR provides its patients with useful information on topics related to infertility and Medically-Assisted Procreation techniques. For this, it has published a series of booklets that are given to patients when they visit their SISMeR Centre.

  1. Infertility
  2. Assisted Reproduction Techniques
  3. Steps of a treatment cycle
  4. Outcomes of treatments
  5. Preparation for treatment
  6. Embryo biopsy and preimplantation genetic testing
  7. Informed consents
  8. Find out more
  9. Glossary
  10. Chromosome analysis in spermatozoa and oocytes
  11. Legal and regulatory aspects

Medical tests always valid Femail
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1. Blood group yes yes
2. Karyotype yes yes
3. Hemoglobin Electrophoresis yes yes
4. G6PDH yes yes
5. Cystic fibrosis screening yes yes
6. Trombophilia screening (fibrinogen, antithrombin III, homocisteine, APCR, LAC, proteins C and S) yes no
7. Factor V, Factor II mutation G20210A yes no
8. AMH - TSH yes no

Medical tests valid for 3-6 months Femail
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9. HIV* yes yes
10. HCV* yes yes
11. HEPATITIS B MARKERS *( HBcAb , HBSAg) yes yes
12. VDRL/TPHA yes yes
13. Cervical swab for
a) Gonococcus
b) Chlamydia trochomatis
c) Micoplasma hominis

yes
yes
yes

no
no
no
14. TOXOPLASMA (IgG-IgM) yes no
15. CITOMEGALOVIRUS (IgG-IgM) yes yes
16. RUBELLA VIRUS (IgG-IgM) yes no
17. Herpes Virus (IgG-IgM) yes no

Medical tests valid for 12 months Femail
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18. PAP Test yes no
19. ECG yes no
20. Cholesterol, HDL,triglycerides, azotemia, creatinine yes no

Medical tests to be performed upon request only Femail
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21. Y chromosome microdeletion no yes
22. Fragile X yes no
23. BREAST ULTRASOUND yes no
24. FSH (2nd or 3rd day of the cycle) yes no
25. Hysteroscopy yes no
26. Sperm analysis by FISH no yes
27. HTLV-1 (only for patients coming from areas with high prevalence) yes yes
28. other    
Pre-anaesthesia screening (Valid for 2 months)    
29. SODIUM, POTASSIUM, BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVEL, COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT, GOT, GPT, PROTHROMBIN TIME, QUICK TIME COAGULATION TEST