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Investigations for the Surrogate Lady
Surrogate ladies undergo a thorough medical evaluation before selection. They are tested for:

  • Haemoglobin, Complete Blood Count
  • Hb Electrophoresis 
  • TSH, Prolactin, Antithyroid antibodies, Antimicrosomial antibodies
  • Blood Sugar Fasting & 2 Hours Post Lunch
  • HIV, Hepatitis B & C, VDRL 
  • Rubella IgG / IgM 
  • Liver Function and Renal Function Tests

These are the standard tests. Sometimes, couples ask for other tests to be done. If the request is appropriate then additional tests can be done. If these baseline tests are normal then the lady is recruited as a surrogate mother.

Department of Assisted Reproduction (IVF) and Genetics
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