SOURCE: Fertility Specialists Medical Group; Repromedix

April 23, 2008 12:46 ET

Fertility Specialists Medical Group to Offer Pioneering Test of a Woman's Biological Clock

Plan Ahead™ Test Offers Most Accurate Measurement of a Woman's Biological Clock

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2008) - Fertility Specialists Medical Group (FSMG) today announced they have partnered with Repromedix to offer the PlanAhead™ test, an innovative blood test that provides an assessment of a woman's egg supply by combining multiple factors including the measurement of ovary-related hormones AMH, Inhibin B, and FSH. The window of opportunity for a woman to have children by natural conception is dependent upon an adequate supply of eggs which inevitably declines as a woman ages and her "biological clock ticks." PlanAhead enables a woman to compare her estimated egg supply with the normal range expected for women of the same age.

"The mission of Fertility Specialists Medical Group is to assist patients with achieving their reproductive goals," said Arlene Morales, MD, Medical Director of Fertility Specialists Medical Group. "The Plan Ahead test provides women with a tool to assess their individual ovarian reserve to help them make more informed decisions about when to have a child. As the first and exclusive provider in San Diego, we feel this is a vital test for all women that are considering starting a family now or in the future."

Repromedix Corp. (PlanAhead test), a leading national diagnostic laboratory for fertility testing, selected Fertility Specialists Medical Group to be one of a select number of IVF centers to debut the test. Repromedix will expand the PlanAhead launch to major markets across the United States throughout 2008.

PlanAhead is now available to women in San Diego, and women interested in the PlanAhead test can purchase a test online at www.planaheadtest.com/us or by calling 800.667.8893 ext. 777. The kit will be sent to the woman's home and they will then need to contact Fertility Specialists Medical Group to have their blood drawn. The blood sample is sent to Repromedix, whose lab performs the advanced testing and submits the report and recommendations to the patient's physician. The cost of the PlanAhead test is $350.

Fertility Specialists Medical Group (www.ivfspecialists.com)

Fertility Specialists Medical Group (FSMG) is a full-service 10,000 square foot fertility center, featuring a state-of-the-art embryology lab, surgery center and clinical suite. FSMG provides the latest technology offered by a highly trained staff lead by Medical Director, Arlene J. Morales, MD and Scientific Director, Steven Lindheim, MD, both board certified in reproductive endocrinology. With a combined 30 years of experience, FSMG offers unique and comprehensive services through a "couple centric" approach in which the couple is assigned to a treatment team, including their physician, patient coordinator and medical assistant, dedicated to their patient and partner throughout their care. FSMG's professional team is committed to providing comprehensive, advanced fertility care in a supportive, friendly and efficient environment to help patients achieve their reproductive goals.

About Repromedix (www.repromedix.com)

Repromedix is the leading national diagnostic laboratory for fertility testing and offers a multifaceted approach to clinical fertility testing that encompasses many medical disciplines including endocrinology, immunology and genetics. Repromedix offers the most comprehensive suite of advanced diagnostic tests that provide valuable information regarding the complex problems of reproductive failure. Since its inception in 1993, the company has assisted more than 45,000 patients by performing over 100,000 diagnostic tests for recurrent pregnancy loss, premature ovarian failure, male infertility, and unexplained infertility. Repromedix is a portfolio company of Brook Venture Partners, Ironwood Capital Management, and Brooke Private Equity Advisors.

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