Egg, Embryos, and Sperm Freezing Storage
Often people wonder about the annual fee for eggs, embryos, and sperm storage (also known as cryopreservation). We know that safe and secure storage is essential for your peace of mind — and future fertility options. Our on-site lab, where your precious materials are stored, is one of the most sophisticated in the country.
When you use TRIO to store your eggs, embryos, and/or sperm, you receive the highest level of safety and security in a state-of-the-art facility.
New Payment Options for Embryo Storage
TRIO has partnered with Embryo Options, a web-based application that allows patients to securely pay their cryo-storage fees online. This application also provides information about a range of options when storage is no longer desired.
How it Works
Your frozen eggs, embryos and sperm continue to be safely stored at TRIO in our on-site lab, and monitored by our Lab Director Dr. Jim Meriano and his team of Embryologists.
All embryos, eggs, or sperm will continue to be securely stored at TRIO until you decide to use all your own specimens in an assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment cycle, or you submit signed copies of the center’s disposition forms. Submitting disposition forms may allow you to authorize the lab to discard your specimens or donate them for research or reproductive use.
When your next cryo-storage bill becomes due on the anniversary of your embryos’ freeze date, Embryo Options will send you an invoice for continuing to store your embryos, eggs or sperm at TRIO. The invoice will explain how you can login into a secure portal to pay for the continued storage of your embryos or eggs or gain access to TRIO’s disposition forms to opt out of cryo-storage.
If you are cryopreserving multiple specimens such as embryos, eggs, and sperm, you will receive a separate invoice for each specimen type. To pay or opt out of storage, you will be required to login into a separate portal for each specimen type. If you would like to use your specimen, please contact your doctor’s office to set up an appointment. If you have questions about your stored specimens, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if there is a power outage?
How do you identify each patient’s egg, embryos, and/or sperm?
Are the eggs, embryos and/or sperm monitored 24/7?
How long can my eggs, embryos, or sperm be stored?
Does that mean I’ll be paying for storage forever?
As long as your eggs, embryos or sperm are stored at TRIO there will be storage fees.