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Posted by: Cedge GTC | 2008/07/30

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IVF costs at Vitalab

Hi

I think this has been answered before but anyways ... can anyone give me a broad outline of IVF costs at Vitalab.

Much appreciated. I want to compare with costs at other FS I am seeing tomorrow.

baby dust to all.

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Posted by: Rose | 2008/07/30

Hi Tianna,
With which FS are you at Medfem? R42 thousand is alot of money! But that' s almost what my sister paid for hers, and she was charged R2500 more for extra meds.

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Posted by: mella | 2008/07/30

I agree with Joni on the meds because I paid for my ovidrel R274.00 last month so I think the meds you can get cheaper at a pharmacy.

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Posted by: Jvdw | 2008/07/30

Eek Dee that is hectic, we need to let Supa M know so that she can make the changes to the schedule!

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Posted by: Tianna | 2008/07/30

Hi Joni,
Thanks for that Info. Vitalab is really very reasonable with their prices. We will be paying R42 000+ for IVF with ICSI at Medfem including meds. But should we need extra shots, the cost will obviously be more. Makes you think...

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Posted by: Dee GTC | 2008/07/30

I disagree with the average Gonal F amps - for an IVF cycle you will use 3 amps per day up to ten days so the average is 30 not 10 (maybe 10 for an IUI cycle)

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Posted by: Cedge GTC | 2008/07/30

thanx dear. the amounts look daunting!

am still praying for a miracle.

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Posted by: Jvdw | 2008/07/30

Hi Cedge

We did a survey of average IVF costs on Fertilicare (www dot fertilicare dot co dot za)

This isn' t clinic specific but most of the info is based on Vitalab fees!! Remember it would depend on your protocol and med requirements but this is a rought estimate.

IVF without ICSI

Programme Fee: R14 000
Theatre Fees: R3000.00
Medication: R5430 *
- Gonal-F 75iu Amp R265.00 per Ampule (Average Amps 10) = R2650.00
- Cetrocide 0.25mg R350.00 per Ampule (Average Amps 5) = 1750.00
- Ovidrel Trigger = R350.00
- Cyclogest = R680
Embryo Transfer: R1550.00
Blood Tests: R1200
- E2
- Progesterone
- hCG
Follow Up Consultation: No Charge if unsuccessful

Average Cost: 25 180.00

IVF with ICSI

Programme Fee: R14 000
Theatre Fees: R3000.00
Embryo Transfer: R1550.00
Medication: R5430 *
- Gonal-F 75iu Amp R265.00 per Ampule (Average Amps 10) = R2650.00
- Cetrocide 0.25mg R350.00 per Ampule (Average Amps 5) = 1750.00
- Ovidrel Trigger = R350.00
- Cyclogest = R680.00
ICSI: R4000
Blood Tests: R1200
- E2
- Progesterone
- hCG
Follow Up Consultation: No Charge if unsuccessful

Average Cost: R29 180.00

* Note: Medication can vary per individual, some requiring a lot more than others, if you are a low responder meds can cost you up to R5000 above average.

Hope this helps!

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