Grip for doctors
At Grip we see that more and more women come to us through their doctor. To explain more about Grip and the added value of our test, we created this page.
Why is Grip interesting for doctors?
Give the best care you can
Most GPs see someone with a fertility-related need every week.
Because you want to give the best care, of course, you want to help and reassure everyone where possible, especially when it comes to something very personal like fertility.
Less stressful than the hospital
A Grip test can be carried out by the client at home. Safe and familiar.
A treatment process in the hospital, on the other hand, can be experienced as extremely difficult.
So think of Grip as a screening tool that can be carried out at home.
The same care, at a lower price
On average, a referral to a fertility doctor costs 900 euros, while often nothing is found. Up to 28% of cases are not solved after investigation.
In comparison, a Grip test costs 159 euros, while we test exactly the same as in a hospital. The national care system is also financially relieved.
What does a Grip test say?
We test AMH
We test AMH, LH, T
We test Chlamydia IgG
We test TSH
A Grip test does not tell someone whether they are fertile or not. Our test provides insight into the risk of common causes of sub- and infertility. This test looks at the risk of PCOS and blocked fallopian tubes, thyroid problems and the amount of eggs. The test is developed in collaboration with Prof. Frank Broekmans, Professor of Reproductive Medicine at UMC Utrecht, and several fertility doctors.
Based on the individual lab values and scientific literature, a risk assessment is given. The results are made available in a clear and accessible report so that not only you, but also your client understands it directly.
What is the proces of Grip like?
01. Get the kit
02. Collect your
03. Lab analysis
04. Your plan of action
Prior to the test, a quiz will be filled in which will examine the medical history, medication and menstrual cycle
In doing so, the client uses a fingerprick to collect blood, 7 to 10 drops of blood is enough.
When testing is complete, the package can be put in a mailbox.
Our lab, Dr. Stein & Colleague Medical Laboratories, analyzes the blood sample.
The lab also works with 27 Dutch hospitals.
The lab is ISO15189 certified, the highest possible medical certification in Europe.
The results are just the beginning. Most abnormalities are treatable, provided you start treating in time.
The results can be discussed via a video call with one of our doctors
Dr. Emma Dickinson-Craig
Dr. Emma Dickinson-Craig is a medical doctor who trained at University of Utrecht, with an expertise in global health and reproduction. She is currently working on her PhD at University of Birmingham, UK focusing on reproductive health and air pollution in Mongolia, in collaboration with UNICEF.