For eastern North Carolinians struggling with infertility, there’s a new local option.

Launched by a clinical laboratory team with deep experience in the field, Wilmington Reproductive Laboratories brings fertility preservation and infertility services to the area.

The Wilmington Reproductive team — laboratory director Dr. William Baird, scientific director Dr. Chad Johnson and technical supervisor Nel McLawhorn — has more than 75 years’ collective experience in reproductive health, much of it in eastern North Carolina. For more than 15 years, McLawhorn, Johnson and Baird worked collaboratively with ECU Women’s Physicians in Greenville.

Wilmington Reproductive Laboratories offers many services that have not been available locally:


  • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Sperm washing for intra-uterine inseminations
  • Semen Analysis
  • Storage for cryopreserved specimens

In the near future

  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection
  • Genetic analysis
  • Rapid embryo and egg freezing

Wilmington Reproductive Labs follows the guidelines of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Our practice is registered with the North Carolina Department of Health Human Services.

Wilmington Reproductive Labs supports all physicians and advanced practice clinicians who work with patients facing infertility: general practitioners, urologists, obstetricians and gynecologists, radiological oncologists, surgical oncologists and immunologists.

Wilmington Reproductive Laboratories is located at 2250 Shipyard Blvd., Suite 6, in Wilmington. For more information, call (910) 444-1980.

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