Total dQ Alpha match with egg donor?


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Reply Posted on: Mar 3, 2013 at 12:00am
I am going to do a cycle with sperm donor and egg donor. I will carry the pregnancy . Should I test for dQ alpha match between me and the sperm donor as well as the egg donor? Why or why not please? Thank you!
Ceci Cela

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Total dQ Alpha match with egg donor? Posted on: Mar 3, 2013 at 8:35am
No I would not, there is no evidence that matcing issues are of value as a predictor of outcome when there is no history of losses with the current partner(in this case a sperm donor). The likelihood of exact matches is so unlikely (for the full HLA genome) that I would only recommmend going down this path with a failure. With that said I dont know your histoyr and why you need both sperm and egg donor and another issue may be there as well that Im not aware of.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.