Part #3: Price and other FAQs
In the last post, we covered the process of egg freezing and popular centres close to Singapore.
Here, we will be answering some of the most common questions that we have received from our clients about egg freezing.
1. What is the cost of the process?
The price for egg freezing in KL is commonly RM 18,000 – RM 25,000 and the cost of storage is approximately RM 1,000/year.
The following is included as part of the package: medications, doctor consultation fees, IVF laboratory charges, OT charge.
The package does not however include the Singapore specialist fees if the patient chooses to have part of the process (Stage 1) done in Singapore. Many prefer this, but from our experience, the consultation and test fees for specialists in Singapore comes at a higher cost and are normally up to an additional S$ 15,000.
2. Is there any fasting or pre-conditioning required?
To prepare for your egg collection appointment, it is recommended that:
- You do not eat or drink after midnight the day before. You are required to fast at least 6 hours before the procedure.
- Have a shower with water only in the morning. Avoid use of soap, perfume or make-up.
- The egg collection (OPU) will be done under sedation and it will only take about 15 – 20 minutes.
The patient can leave the centre 2 hours after the egg collection is completed. It is recommended that patients have a family member or friend to accompany her home.
3. Can part of the process be conducted by a specialist in Singapore?
Instead of staying in KL for the entire process, the patient will complete stage 1 of the egg freezing process in Singapore, co-managed by a specialist in Singapore. During stage 2 (Day 10 onwards), the patient will have to visit the egg freezing centre in KL.
Despite the higher cost, our former patients often prefer this arrangement because they feel more comfortable with a Singapore O&G specialist, and they only need to travel to KL .
4. Where can patients go if they want to do some part in Singapore?
5. What is the process for using the eggs in the future? Are there any restrictions if the eggs are stored in Malaysia?
For future use, the patient would need to pay S$ 700 to thaw the frozen eggs and S$ 2,600 for charges including ICSI, OT charges, extended blastocyst culture, laser-assisted hatching, freezing of excess embryos.
Patients are not restricted to using their eggs in Malaysia; patients can transfer their frozen eggs to any other centres of their preference (local or overseas).
Moreover, Pre-genetic screening and gender selection are permitted in Malaysia but not permitted in many other countries (including Singapore, Australia, UK)
Interested in learning more about egg freezing in Malaysia? Speak to us today!
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