PFRC IVF makes it easy for couples living outside India to come for treatment. We provide an extensive range of services in a friendly and personal manner, and work in cooperation with your local doctor so that your time spent in India is kept to a minimum.
Preliminary Routine Investigations
Listed below are the investigations that need to be done within 3 months prior to commencing treatment. Having these investigations prior to coming to Chennai and forwarding copies of the results to PFRC will save you the amount of time spent in India. It is PFRC's policy to repeat HIV, Hepatitis B and C (for both males and females) and semen analysis upon arrival. A counselling session which can be done online. Your IVF Specialist may request additional tests to be completed in order to accurately determine which course of treatment is best for you.
- Hepatitis B
- Rubella (Rubella immunity is required prior to commencing treatment)
- Oestrogen Progesterone, Prolactin, Luteinising Hormone, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (this hormone profile must be conducted between day 2 - 4 of menstrual cycle)
- Ultrasound pelvis
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- One Semen Analysis
These tests results and all other relevant information can be emailed, faxed or mailed to PFRC marked attention to the Dr.Geetha Haripriya.
It is important that you provide your email address and contact telephone numbers so that we can communicate with you. Email communication is often the preferred method to avoid difficulties associated with time differences.
Consultation with a PFRC IVF Specialist
A PFRC IVF Specialist will review your test results and relevant medical records once received. Your IVF specialist will determine if any further investigations are required and a treatment plan tailored to your needs will be recommended.
The Overseas IVF Nurse will communicate this information to you and a phone consultation with your IVF Specialist can be arranged at this time if required.
Alternatively the Overseas IVF Nurse will organise an appointment with your specialist immediately upon your arrival.
How long will you be required to stay in India?
A typical treatment cycle usually takes 6 - 7 weeks from Day 1 of your menstrual period. The use of the oral contraceptive pill allows us to predict, in most cases, when you will be required to be in Chennai. The pill, which is taken from day 3 of your period, can be commenced in your home country.
If you are able to access some of the other medication (i.e. Synarel / Lucrin) required during a treatment cycle you might also be able to commence these in your home country. Patients on the antagonist protocol spend 4 weeks in Chennai.
It is preferable that couples be in India just prior to the commencement of the daily Follicle Stimulating Hormone injections. This would require the couple to stay in India for 3 - 4 weeks. Some countries can provide the monitoring that is required in the early stages of treatment. If so, the stay may be reduced to approximately 2 - 3 weeks. Such arrangements must be made well in advance and in consultation with the Overseas IVF Nurse.
Obtaining a Visa
The Internation Marketing and Immigration service, we can assist this process by providing a letter to support your Visa application. Please mail your visa queries to