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In this article, we will tell you some interesting facts about IVF treatment costs. The average cost for one in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle is $12,000. Basic IVF can be as much as $15,000 or maybe as low as $10,000. It’s rarely lower than that. The cost of medications, which can range from $1,500 to $3,000 per cycle, is not included in these figures. So, if you are trying to figure out how much IVF can cost, read along.
Getting a Quote from Your Clinic
Let’s imagine your clinic offers you a $13,000 price quote. You go online and find another clinic, which claims to be able to provide you with a cycle for $7,000.
Should you switch clinics?
When it comes to IVF therapy, you should compare prices. Take into account both the clinic’s quality and its price. However, before you rush to a clinic in search of a lesser price, make sure you have a complete quote.
You can’t compare numbers if one clinic gives you an anticipated price for everything and another facility only tells you the cost of the IVF procedure.
When getting an estimate, make sure to ask if the price includes:
- ICSI, PGT, assisted hatching, testicular sperm extraction, and other assisted reproductive technologies may be required.
- Any fertility testing or consultations before IVF (the clinic may ask you to repeat tests you’ve already had).
- Cryopreservative of any extra embryos.
- Fertility medications.
- Embryo transfer simulation.
- Testing for pregnancy (hCG beta blood work).
- Blood tests and ultrasound monitoring
- Fees for storing frozen embryos every year.
If you go to a clinic that is far away from home, don’t forget to include in the expenditures of travel, lodging, and time away from work.
Mini-IVF vs. Full IVF
It’s also crucial not to mix micro-IVF, sometimes known as mini-IVF, with conventional IVF.
Mini-IVF includes less monitoring of the maturing embryos before transfer and uses lesser doses of fertility medications. The average cost of a mini-IVF procedure is $5,000. Mini-IVF, on the other hand, is suitable for couples who want to try IUI treatment. It’s also not for everyone. Apart from the expense, there are other advantages to mini-IVF.
When compared to IUI, it is less likely to result in multiple pregnancies. You can’t control the number of follicles or embryos that result from IUI. You can choose to transfer only one embryo with mini-IVF.
With that stated, mini-IVF success rates are still not clear. Mini-IVF may be preferable to IUI, however, it may not be the best treatment option if you require full IVF.
Additional Costs for IVF Options
While basic IVF costs roughly $12,000, the cost will rise if you require extra assisted reproductive technologies.
ICSI treatment (in which a single sperm is injected directly into an egg) may cost $1,000 to $2,500 more. PGT, or preimplantation genetic testing, can cost up to $3,000 per embryo. It might be as cheap as $1,800 or as expensive as $7,500.
The cost of embryo freezing, including the initial freezing and storage, can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Yearly storage fees range anywhere from $200 to $800 per year.
If you want to use an egg donor, the total cost would be much higher—between $25,000 and $30,000 for a single cycle. Using a sperm donor is less expensive, costing between $200 and $3,000 more every IVF cycle, or between $13,000 and $17,000 total.
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