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
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).
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.