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How It Works

IRMA from Pregmune is the first-ever comprehensive, AI-powered Immunological Reproductive Multifactor Assessment that identifies often-overlooked causes for reproductive failure — and provides expert guidance for personalized follow-up treatment with your own doctor.

Follow these easy steps to get started today:

  1. 1Register for your account

    Register for a free account on our patient portal and request your IRMA assessment by completing all patient forms and completing the New Patient Questionnaire online. Both female patient and male partner (if applicable) require separate patient portal accounts.

    Please note: IRMA is available to U.S. patients only. International patients will need a physician in the U.S. to complete consult request from and order lab work. Lab work will need to be performed in the U.S.

  2. 2Return your completed Consult Request Form

    Download the Consult Request Form (CRF) for your primary physician or fertility specialist to complete. Then return the completed form by email to care@pregmune.com, fax it to 1 (201) 928-5900 or upload it to our patient portal.

  3. 3Pay online for your IRMA Assessment

    Once we’ve reviewed and approved your completed Consult Request Form, we’ll send a confirmation email including your bill to be paid online through your account on our patient portal. Lab work is billed separately to you or to your insurance carrier from the independent laboratories to which Pregmune will order the required tests. Reimbursement eligibility and amount covered is dependent on your insurance carrier and plan. Pregmune will provide the patient with lab work requisitions listing all tests required to prepare the IRMA assessment. The patient will need to provide their own physician with the lab work requisitions, so they can process the orders to the labs.

  4. 4Visit two local labs for lab work

    We will order lab work for female patient and male partner (if applicable) and send you the instructions to set up your appointments for blood work at two convenient lab locations. Lab work is billed separately to you or to your insurance carrier from the independent laboratories to which Pregmune will order the required tests. Reimbursement eligibility and amount covered is dependent on your insurance carrier and plan. Pregmune will provide the patient with lab work requisitions listing all tests required to prepare the IRMA report. The patient will need to provide their own physician with the lab work requisitions, so they can process the orders to the labs.

  5. 5Get your personalized IRMA report in about 6-8 weeks

    Once we receive the lab results, we will process your report. You will receive an email when your report is available on our patient portal, and we will send it to your physician so together you can discuss the findings and plan for future treatments.

FAQs

What is the IRMA assessment?

IRMA is an Immunological Reproductive Multifactor Assessment that will help identify the potential causes of your infertility, will estimate your chances for successful live birth based on our customized artificial intelligence algorithm, and will provide you with expert guidance for follow-up treatment for improved chance of success.

How much does IRMA cost?

Patients are responsible for 2 different types of costs:

1) Cost of the IRMA assessment: the PGM-1 costs $1,500 ($900 with Special Introductory pricing) and must be fully paid by the patient to Pregmune, as out of pocket. It does not include the cost of the blood/semen analysis performed by independent laboratories.

2) Costs of lab work: Lab work will be billed to the patient directly from the laboratory itself. Eligibility and costs of lab work largely depends on the patient’s insurance provider and plan. Please contact Labcorp at 1 (800) 845-6167, ReproSource at 1 (800) 667-8893 and your insurance carrier to ask for support in this regard.

Will I be covered by my insurance?

Pregmune providers are out-of-network with all insurance companies. The patient can attempt to submit a claim for reimbursement for the cost of IRMA to their insurance carrier by presenting the statement from Pregmune, which will include all the information and service codes that are required by most insurance carriers in order to evaluate reimbursement eligibility and amount.

Do I need my own physician?

Yes. All patients MUST have their own physician (i.e. Primary Care Physician, Reproductive Endocrinologist, OB/GYN) to request a consult to Pregmune by completing and signing the Consultation Request Form (CRF). Pregmune will also provide the patient with lab work requisitions listing all tests required to prepare the IRMA report. The patient will need to provide their own physician with the lab work requisitions, so they can process the orders to the labs. Pregmune will automatically receive a copy of lab results from the labs, and then your IRMA report will be prepared.
The physician that signs the CRF and orders the lab work will receive a copy of the IRMA report and will decide how to implement recommendations in the Pregmune report for the patient.

Can I discuss my results with a Pregmune fertility specialist?

Your IRMA assessment includes a comprehensive report that will assist your physician in diagnosing and treating your reproductive issues. It is advised to consult with your healthcare provider (gynecologist, reproductive endocrinologist or reproductive immunologist) to review the report.

Can Pregmune help with a fertility treatment plan?

Your IRMA report will provide you and your physician with expert guidance for follow-up treatment for improved chances of success. It is advised to discuss the recommendations with your healthcare provider.

Where are the laboratory samples processed?

Laboratory samples are collected and processed at external, independent laboratories appointments at the most convenient location. Laboratory samples are collected and processed at external, independent laboratories. Lab work are ordered by the patient’s own physician (see "Do I need my own physician" for details) based on Pregmune’s directives. The patient will receive instructions on how to book appointments at the most convenient lab locations.

When will my results be ready?

On average, a patient should expect to receive their IRMA report in about 6-8 weeks from the time all lab samples have been received at the laboratory.

Can medications affect my results?

Yes, some medications may have an impact on your immune system or hormone levels.

If you are on a short-term medication, we recommend finishing your treatment before collecting your blood sample.

If you are on regular medications, let us know in your questionnaire. Please note that you will have to get your blood draw before taking your dose.

Some surgical procedures, such as exploratory laparoscopy or D&C may also have an impact on your immune system. It is advised to wait 4 weeks, from the time of the procedure, to have your IRMA testing drawn.

Will a physician review my results?

Yes. Every single lab test result is reviewed, validated and interpreted by a member of the Pregmune medical and research team.

How will I receive the completed report?

The IRMA report will be made available on the Pregmune Patient Portal as a PDF file that the patient can download, read and discuss with their referring physician.

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