Egg Donor Testing

All of our egg donors undergo an intense screening and testing process, ensuring you the highest-quality donor eggs available anywhere.

Our team of our Medical Director, geneticists, nurses, genetic counselors and donor egg coordinators studies each egg donor’s individual and family health histories, medical tests, and other background information to ensure that each egg donor meets our highly selective standards. In addition to a physical exam, applicants also undergo a psychological examination in order to assess their mental health fitness, their commitment to the program and to determine whether or not they are an overall appropriate candidate. Each applicant is educated at length on what is involved in donating her eggs in terms of time commitment required physical symptoms and logistical concerns she may encounter, as well as the medical risks involved in the procedure. To learn the process each donor undergoes, click here.

Donors are extensively tested and screened, currently including the following (as recommended and/or required by the ACOG, ACMG, ASRM and FDA ):

  • Infectious Disease Testing:
  • Genetic Testing*
    • Full Chromosome Analysis (Karyotype)
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Fragile X
    • Tay Sachs Disease
    • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
    • Alpha Thalassemia
    • Beta Thalassemia
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • ABCC8-Related Hyperinsulinism
    • Bloom Syndrome
    • Canavan Disease
    • DMD-Related Muscular Dystrophies
    • Familial Dysautonomia
    • Fanconi Anemia Type C
    • Gaucher Disease
    • Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a
    • Hb Beta Chain-Related Hemoglobinopathy
    • Hexosaminidase A Deficiency
    • Joubert Syndrome 2
    • Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1B & type 3
    • Mucolipidosis IV
    • NEB-Related Nemaline Myopathy
    • Niemann-Pick Disease
    • Usher Syndrome Type 1F & Type 3
    • Tay Sachs Enzyme Sequencing
    • Walker-Warburg Syndrome

* With the advancements in technology and updates in ACOG recommendations, the genetic panel has expanded over time. The above is the most up-to-date panel we test donors for. If you’re interested in a specific donor, please check with your Fairfax EggBank coordinator to confirm which genetic testing the donor had completed.

  • Fertility Evaluation including hormone testing and ultrasound evaluation of the ovaries
  • Urine Drug Screen
  • General Medical Testing
  • Physical Examination
  • MMPI or equivalent and Psychological Evaluation with Counseling


Extensive Egg Donor Information Provided

Our donor egg bank program is one of the few to offer such an extensive amount of information on each egg donor. Our staff is available to assist you throughout the donor selection process, but the choice of donor is always ultimately up to you. In order to help you make the best possible choice, we provide the following information about each egg donor:

  • Photos
    • Professionally shot adulthood photos
    • Childhood photos
  • Medical History
    • Family medical history across three generations
    • Blood type
  • Physical Attributes
    • Ethnic background of donor’s mother and father
    • Height and weight
    • Body build
    • Eye color
    • Hair color and texture
  • Proven Donor Status
    • Whether or not pregnancies have been achieved
    • Whether donor has proven fertility (i.e. children of her own)
  • Personality Traits and Interests
    • Special interests and hobbies
    • Personality typing based on the Keirsey test
  • Education and Achievements (validated by transcripts)
    • Occupation
    • Years of education and major areas of study
    • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and grade point averages
  • Audio Interviews
  • Personal Essays

To view our available egg donors, view our egg donor database.

Why Do Our Egg Donors Choose to Donate Their Eggs?

There are many reasons why women choose to become an egg donor. Read the personal stories of three of our egg donors.