Can I drop off my kit at any post office or UPS box?
No. Although most UPS locations will accept the package, they are not all picked up on a daily basis. Please drop your kit off at The UPS Store®or UPS Customer Center. To find your nearest UPS location and last drop-off time, go to UPS.com, select “Locations” in the top right, and use the “Find a Location” tool.
Can I schedule a UPS pick up?
UPS pick ups are not advised. They typically give you a large pick up window, making planning your collection time tricky. If this is your only option, try to schedule a later afternoon pickup.
What information will my semen analysis report contain?
Within 48 hours of receipt, a lab technician examines your sample in order to evaluate your sperm count, and concentration. We’ll email you a personalized semen analysis report.
How is my sperm being stored in the lab?
Your sperm sample will be tested and cryopreserved in Boston at the New England Cryogenic Center, one of the largest full-service cryogenics labs in the world found in 1971.
Your sample is processed, analyzed, and divided into three separate vials. These vials are immediately frozen, and each vial can be individually thawed and used, giving you up to three opportunities to fertilize an egg from a single collected sample.
Is it beneficial to store more than one sample?
Three fertilization attempts are possible per sample. For increased opportunities to fertilize an egg in the future, consider storing multiple kits.
What happens when I’m ready to use my sperm? When you are ready to use your sperm sample, send an email to [email protected], and we will coordinate delivery with your medical facility. Do I need to complete STI testing prior to using my sperm for artificial insemination?
It is Ro’s policy that sperm samples should be used only for purposes of artificial insemination or in ART procedures by a physician of a customer’s spouse or sexually intimate partner. However, many clinics have specific screening requirements for infectious diseases prior to use of stored samples, and we recommend that all clients who are planning on storing their sample with Ro to get a full STI panel prior to making their sample.