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Gauteng Contact Details

Address

2nd Floor, Inner Circle 159 Rivonia Road Morningside Sandton

Phone

011 911 4700

Email

info@vitalab.com

Kwa-Zulu Natal Contact Details

Address

2 Torsvale Office Park Torsvale Crescent Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, KZN 4319

Phone

031 880 1700

Whatsapp

079 632 3793

Email

kznreception@vitalabkzn.com

Business Hours

Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Sandton Gautrain Station

Vitalab is conveniently situated less than 2 km away from the Sandton Gautrain Station, which is right in the middle of Africa’s economic hub. As a domestic or international patient visiting from outside of Johannesburg, you can easily travel to the clinic by using the Gautrain from O.R Tambo International Airport to Sandton station. From the station, you can take the Gautrain Bus service’s Rivonia bus to be dropped-off on the second stop of the route, which is right on our doorstep. 

Alternatively, you can use Uber transport services from the station to our clinic at a very minimal cost.

Please note that Vitalab is closed on Sundays. Your appointment time is exclusively yours. Although we do try to keep to scheduled times, the nature of your problem, the need to individualise and discuss personal treatment may sometimes cause delays. If for some reason you are unable to keep your appointment with us, please be kind enough to notify our office 48-72 hour in advance.  

If you and your partner use different family names, please help us by ensuring that your file number is on all new laboratory investigations. This will help us improve our service and efficiency.

Please bring all your previous medical records and test results relating to your fertility problem with to your appointment, including any semen analysis.

You are required to be at our reception 30 minutes before your first scheduled appointment at Vitalab, to complete the new patient information forms.

FAQs

On average, one in six couples of reproductive age are infertile.

Women younger than 35 years of age, who have had unprotected intercourse without conception occurring over a period of 12 months, would need to see a specialist at Vitalab. Similarly, women between the ages of 35 and 39 with no conception after 6 months of unprotected intercourse, and women older than 40 with no conception after 3 months, would need to see one of our specialists.

South African medical aids generally don’t cover fertility treatments. However, First Health Finance provides affordable payment plans to patients who are unable to afford the cost of fertility treatments. For more information on how First Health Finance can help you finance your fertility treatment, visit its website: www.fhf.co.za.

IVF is a widely used acronym for in vitro fertilisation, which is the process of fertilising an egg with sperm outside of the human body. This is made possible by facilitating embryo development in a laboratory, instead of in the fallopian tube.

Removing one or more cells from an early embryo with PGD or PGS doesn’t affect the embryo’s growth into a complete pregnancy.

Vitalab doesn’t treat individuals or couples where the female age is over 49 or 51 depending on the individual circumstances.

From the point of your initial consultation with Vitalab, you may potentially start an IVF cycle within weeks – depending on what your doctor believes is best.

he medications and procedures required for IVF are rarely associated with complications. Less than 1% of women who have egg retrieval with IVF may experience ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), which may occur after using ovarian stimulation medications. When conceiving with the help of IVF treatment, there is a risk of multiple gestation (conceiving twins, triplets etc.).

Vitalab has a dedicated egg bank, called Vitalab Egg Donation Agency (VEDA), which recruits donors. These donors are usually young women, who have passed minimum screening criteria and have excellent reproductive potential. Recruited donors are paid for their time and effort. You also have the option of choosing known donors, who are often other family members or friends. Whether the donors are paid or unpaid for their time and effort, they would still have to pass minimum screening criteria.

 No, in South Africa the law dictates that donors have to remain anonymous. Patients do, however, receive a profile of the donor and are allowed to see childhood pictures of the donor.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) involves injecting a single live sperm directly into the centre of a human egg. This method of fertilisation takes place outside of the human body. This is made possible by facilitating embryo development in a laboratory, instead of in the fallopian tube.

If you are experiencing male fertility problems, a low sperm count, unsuccessful fertilisation with IVF and unexplained infertility, you should consider ICSI treatment.