A new way to help patients better understand their unexplained reproductive health challenges

Introducing Fertility23

We understand that being unable to conceive is an emotional and potentially distressing time. Fertility23, was created to take advantage of technological breakthroughs that allow your DNA to be analysed and mapped to identify potential causes of infertility, that are individual to you.

Unexplained Infertility
  • A diagnosis of unexplained infertility is defined as not falling pregnant for a year or more without an apparent physiological reason.
  • 23 Strands is proud through its Fertility23 service, to offer a new approach of bringing together vital information found through whole-genome analysis and artificial intelligence algorithms, to empower you and your clinicians to better understand your fertility challenges.
Optimising Your Medication Regimen
  • Your genetics can determine how your body responds to certain medications. Subtle differences in an individual's genes mean that medications work optimally in one individual and less so in another.
Screening for potential carrier genes
  • You may be aware that certain diseases and conditions can be passed on to a child through their parent's genes. These genetic disorders are sometimes carried by parents unknowingly as they do not have any have outward signs of the disease. When both parents are carriers of a specific gene then the risk of the child having the disease is consequently higher.
The Fertility23 team would love to understand your current challenges with fertility and also your knowledge about how whole-genome sequencing can help you. Please click here

Complete your online Fertility23 Pre-Screening

Our real time assessment tool allows you to identify your risk level of infertility, which you can share with your treating clinicians to make more informed choices and discuss if whole genome sequencing is right for you.
Take Our Online Test

Private consultation with your dedicated Fertility23 Healthcare Professional

At this appointment, you will meet the team to determine if the Fertility23 journey and program is right for you. You will need to provide details of your family history and personal medical history to enable us to determine whether Fertility23 is appropriate and for you to make an informed decision to move forward.

Once qualified, you are ready to start the Fertility23 genome sequencing program

All that is required to begin the Fertility23 journey is a simple blood test. Your blood sample with be taken by one of our GP partners found in practices across Australia. Once your sample has been taken, it's then securely shipped for sequencing, genetic analysis and expert interpretation.

The Fertility23 team working together to investigate your results

The Fertility23 report is based on your genomic profile, supported by your medical history. Therefore, it allows our experts to provide you and your physician recommendations that support your decisions around your fertility journey. The Fertility23 report is designed to provide insights into your potential unexplained infertility, identify any potential genetic risk and the opportunity to optimise your treatment regimen.

Fertility23 Genome Fertility Report

Your Fertility23 Report will be shared with your nominated fertility specialist, if you do not have a fertility specialist, we can recommend our partnering specialists who will be able to explain your whole genome sequencing results with you and initiate your fertility treatment plan.

Your treatment plan will include recommendations that will support optimising the treatment plan to maximise your chances of successfully conceiving.

Consultation with our Fertility23 Healthcare Professionals

The 23Strands whole genome sequencing process has the possibility to identify your potential for carrying a genetic disorder. Your confidential and secure results will be shared with your treating fertility doctor who will then inform and discuss with you the results and their implication.

If you have opted in for the carrier screening assessment, your results will show whether or not you are a carrier of a gene (called a variant) that could result in a genetic disorder in your child.

 In most cases, both you and your partner need to be carriers of the same gene (variant) for your child to be at increased risk. Reproductive options are available to couples who learn that they are carriers. Your fertility specialists can explain these to you if this is required.

Ongoing Treatment Pathways & Monitoring

Your confidential and secure report will also be shared with your referring general practitioner. This is important so that they can continue the optimised treatment and management plan, in response to the results of your carrier screening. Any other indicators in your genome which may need to be reviewed will be managed by your chosen clinician.