A state-of-the-art laboratory was unveiled at the Centre for Reproductive Genetics of the Infertility Treatment Clinic iVF Riga. The services offered by the laboratory include both cytogenetic and molecular genetic tests. The Centre for Reproductive Genetics of this kind is the first and currently the only one in the Baltic and Northern European countries.
“We have achieved a lot since our clinic started its operation: new techniques and modern technologies including the state-of-the-arttechnical equipment have been introduced, but the greatest delight is knowing that we have helped more than 1,000 babies to be born over the two years,” Violeta Fodina, Head of iVF Riga clinic says. “There are no words to describe the joy when our patients have finally achieved their dream even in the most hopeless situations and become parents of the long-awaited baby born with the care our clinic and parental love. The newly opened laboratory will give us new opportunities and greater capacity to help prospective parents, and for many patients this will mean the true family happiness – and that is the main thing.”
More than EUR 500,000 has been invested in the establishment of the Centre for Reproductive Genetics, and it will ensure at least 600 additional manipulations per year. The opening event was attended by directors of health clinics and leading specialists, as well as cooperation partners and public administration representatives.
The key function of the new Centre for Reproductive Genetics is diagnosis of infertility causes in patients with a view to developing the most efficient and accurate treatment plan. The more accurate the diagnosis, the more effective the treatment course, which will contribute to the much desired pregnancy and birth of a healthy baby.
Furthermore, the Reproductive Genetics Laboratory offers a range of tests aimed at diagnosing possible risks in pregnancy and thus choosing the appropriate method of treatment.
Infertility Treatment and Assisted Reproduction Clinic iVF Riga was opened in 2013. The staff of the clinic is formed of experienced and highly qualified professionals, well-known in Latvia and with years of experience in reproductive issues, genetics, embryology and patient coordination. More than 1,000 babies have come into the world since the clinic was established, as the high standards of the clinic and the most advanced technologies used in diagnosis and treatment make it possible for the patients to live out their dream even in the most challenging cases. The patients of iVF Riga clinic include not only Latvian residents, but also people from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, the UK, Russia and the US who have opted for this Latvian clinic, highly appreciating its efficiency.
The clinic is certified according to European quality standards and it also offers the assisted reproduction programme funded by the Latvian state. In 2014, iVF Riga clinic received the 2014 Quality Award for Latvian Health Care Centres presented by the Latvian Association of Health Economics in collaboration with the Latvian Society for Quality.