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The Lister Fertility Clinic

Treatments and Services - The Lister Fertility Clinic

Eligibility and funding

The following criteria are set by the clinic only. If you are an NHS patient your Primary Care Trust (PCT) or Health Board might have different critera. Always check with your PCT Health Board to make sure you are eligible.

Clinic's eligibility criteria Provided at this clinic? What does this mean?
Treats private patientsYesEach clinic sets their own guidelines about who they will and will not treat. It's important to find a clinic that meets your needs.
Treats NHS patientsNo
Upper age limit of patients treatedYesOver 44
BMI limitYes
Limit to IVF cycles offeredNo
Limit to DI/IUI cycles offeredNo

Funding

Cycles offered on the NHS vary between regions in the UK. In-depth information and advice about funding is provided by the Infertility Network UK.

Funding for Fertility

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Treatments

The following treatments are licensed and regulated by the HFEA

Treatment Provided at this clinic? What's this?
IVFYesEggs are fertilised with sperm in a laboratory dish, then transferred to the womb....more about IVF
ICSIYesA single sperm is directly injected into an egg. The fertilised egg is transferred to the womb...more about ICSI
Surgical sperm collectionYesThe surgical retrieval of sperm for use in fertility treatment.
Egg preparationYesThe preparation of eggs for use in fertility treatment.
Thawing or rewarming gametesYesThe preparation of gametes that have been frozen for use in treatment.
InseminationYesThe best quality donor sperm are selected and inserted into the woman's womb....more about Insemination
GIFTYesA procedure in which eggs are retrieved from a woman, mixed with sperm and immediately replaced in one or other of the woman's fallopian tubes so that they fertilise inside the body (in vivo).
Egg collectionYesProcedure by which eggs are collected from the woman's ovaries by using an ultrasound guided needle, or by using a laparoscope (an instrument used for looking into the abdomen) and a needle. Also known as egg retrieval.
Ovarian tissue collectionNoThe collection of ovarian tissue from a woman.
Semen preparationYesThe preparation of semen for use in fertility treatment.
In vitro maturationNoIf eggs are removed from the ovaries when they are still immature, they can then be matured in the laboratory before being fertilised.
LavageNoThe removal of a fertilised egg or cleavage stage embryo from the womb before implantation by washing out the uterine cavity.
Assisted hatching (mechanical, chemical, laser)YesThe mechanical, laser or chemical breaching of the zona pellucida (outer layer) of the egg.

Treatments

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Donor services

Donor services Provided at this clinic? What does this mean?
ICSI with donor spermYes
IVF with donor spermYesA clinic may recommend donor conception when treatment is unlikely to be successful if you were to use your own eggs or sperm....more about using a donor
IVF with donor eggsYes
ICSI with donor eggsYes
ICSI with donor embryosNo
IVF with donor embryosNo
GIFT with donor spermYes
GIFT with donor eggsYes

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Donor recruitment

Donor recruitment Provided at this clinic? What does this mean?
Egg sharing programmeYes
Known donor programmeYes
Recruits egg donorsYes
Recruits embryo donorsYes
Recruits donors for treatment of othersYes
Recruits donors for research projectsNo
Recruits sperm donorsNoIn the UK, in order to donate you will need to contact a fertility clinic that is licensed by the HFEA to receive donations....more about donation
Sperm sharingNo

Donation - Am I eligible?

You will need to fulfill certain criteria to establish your suitability. Found out if you are able to donate. ..more about eligibility

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Screening services

Genetic screening services Provided at this clinic? What does this mean?
PGDYesPGD involves the checking of embryos created through IVF to test for inheritable genetic conditions....more about PGD
PGSYesPGS is a screening technique used to avoid abnormal embryos being transferred to the womb....more about PGS
Polar body biopsyNo

Testing for genetic disorders

If the condition you want to test for is not listed here, it does not mean that this clinic will not be able to help you. All clinics licensed for PGD are allowed to test for any condition that the HFEA has agreed is sufficiently serious...more about conditions licensed for PGD

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Storage

Storage services Provided at this clinic? What does this mean?
Stores eggsYes
Stores embryosYes
Stores spermYesSome patients choose to store good quality unused sperm, eggs or embryos for use in later treatment cycles or for donation....more about storage
Storage of embryos for oncology patientsYes
Stores ovarian tissueNo
Stores testicular tissueNo
Stores of ovarian tissue for oncology patientsNo
Storage of sperm for oncology patientsYes
Storage of eggs for oncology patientsYes
Storage of testicular tissue for oncology patientsNo
Culture of eggsYesThe keeping of eggs in culture medium.
Transfer of sperm between centresYes
Transfer of eggs between centresYes
Freezing of eggsYesEggs can be frozen for future use either in artificial insemination or other fertility treatments, or be donated.
Freezing of spermYesSperm can be frozen for future use either in artificial insemination or other fertility treatments, or be donated. Donated sperm has to be stored for six months before it can be used in treatment in order to screen the donor for infections.
Vitrification of eggsYesVitrification is a process used to store eggs. Eggs can be frozen for future use either in artificial insemination or other fertility treatments, or be donated.
Freezing of testicular tissueNo
Freezing of ovarian tissueNo
Freezing of pronucleate embryosYesPronucleate embryos are at an early stage of embryonic development. During fertility treatment there are normally a number of unused embryos remaining. Some people choose to freeze the good quality unused embryos for use in later treatment cycles or for donation.
Freezing of early cleavage embryosNoEarly cleavage embryos are at an early stage of embryonic development. During fertility treatment there can be a number of unused embryos remaining. Some people choose to freeze the good quality unused embryos for use in later treatment cycles or for donation.
Freezing of blastocystsNoBlastocysts are embryos at day 5 or 6 of development. During fertility treatment there can be a number of unused embryos remaining. Some people choose to freeze the good quality unused embryos for use in later treatment cycles or for donation.
Vitrification of embryosYesA process of embryo storage (cryopreservation) that avoids ice crystal formation by the use of high cooling rates and a high concentration of cryoprotectant.
Vitrification of blastocystsYesA process of storing embryos at the blastocyst stage of development that avoids ice crystal formation by the use of high cooling rates and a high concentration of cryoprotectant.
Culture systemYesThe keeping of gametes and/or embryos in culture medium.
Transfer of embryos between centresYes

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Counselling and support

Counselling and support Provided at this clinic? What does this mean?
Patients open day at clinicYesCounselling can help you explore your feelings, become clearer about your situation and find new ways of coping...more about getting support
Patients open evenings at clinicYes
Counselling services at clinicYes
Patient support group at clinicNo
Dedicated CounsellorYes
Treatment information available in other languagesNo
Other support servicesNo
Translator available on requestYes

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Other treatments and services offered (non-licensed)

The following treatments and services are not licensed or regulated by the HFEA

Other treatments and services Provided at this clinic? What does this mean?
Sperm assessmentYesAnalysis to assess the quality and quantity of a man's sperm.
Post-coital testYesA test done after sex that checks the ability of sperm to survive in cervix mucus.
Monitoring ovulation cycleYesScans / blood tests to see when you are ovulating.
Ovulation inductionYesWhen drugs are used to induce ovuation...more about fertility drugs
MESAYes
PESAYes
TESAYes
Tubal surgeryYesSurgical procedures to unblock the fallopian tubes....more about surgery
Other reproductive surgeryNo
Full surrogacyYesPartial surrogacy is where the surrogate provides an egg for use in treatment....more about surrogacy
Partial surrogacyNo
Sperm washingNo
Treats patients with HIVYes
Treats patients with HepAYes
Treats patients with HepBYes
Storage for patients with communicable viral infectionsYes
DI/GIFT facilities for patients with communicable viral infectionsYes
IVF for patients with communicable viral infectionsYes

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