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Fertility Tests

You can have your own chromosomes tested at the University of Montreal via Dr. Tulandi. It is a simple blood test. I’ve recently heard that the Beer Clinic is now using another lab for this so it is best to contact them for further instructions. In Montreal you may have the genetic testing of the fetus and tissues done at

1100 Beaumont
Tel: (514) 345-8535

Unfortunately, genetic tests for IVF patients to test their embryos for chromosomal defect prior to embryo transfer is not yet readily available locally. It has only been offered by

T-CART in Toronto
Tel: (416) 972-0110


Dr. Feinman in California
Tel: (805) 374-1737

Both centres remove a cell from the embryo(s) and send them to a special facility in the US where the testing is done. As of July, 2001 this procedure costs approximately US$3,000 and should only be considered for couples who run the serious risk of passing on a serious genetically related disease to their offspring such as Cystic Fibrosis or Downs Syndrome. There is another centre in the US where genetic testing can be done.

St. Barnabas Medical Center claims to have the highest fertility rates in the US.
Tel: (973) 322-8286
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Endometriosis Associations are listening to women everywhere, helping them to realise they are not alone. They have become a powerful, effective international force to keep researchers on course to achieve understanding and, one day, a cure for the disease.
Woman’s guide to overcoming endometriosis.
American Society for Reproductive Medicine is a resource that allows you to find information from doctors in your area that offer fertility procedures.
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