What is a Fertility Assessment?
A fertility assessment requires no commitment to treatment. We think everyone should have access to their own important fertility information so they can make the best decisions for their families.
“It’s a good idea to get tested if you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for a year or more, if you are over the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for 6 months or more, or if your menstrual cycles are irregular.”
We recommend a fertility assessment in the following circumstances
If you are under the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for a year or more
If you are over the age of 35 and have been trying to get pregnant for 6 months or more
If your menstrual cycles are irregular
By performing a few simple tests, you can find out important information about your fertility. During your consultation, your doctor will help you decide which tests will be most beneficial for you. Here are a few common tests you might want to consider with your doctor
- Semen Analysis: a basic fertility test for males that assesses the levels of healthy and normal sperm. Often this test is overlooked until female tests are complete, but it should be done early on in the evaluation process if there is a male partner involved, as almost half of all known causes of infertility are due to a “male factor”. Learn more about our Semen Analysis services
- Day 3 Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH): hormones that serve as a marker of ovarian reserve.
- Estradiol: a hormone that aids in monitoring ovulation and can diagnose amenorrhea (the absence of a menstrual period).
- Progesterone: a fertility test that aids in diagnosis of PCOS and can be used to identify possible disorders in the adrenal gland.
- HSG (Hysterosalpingogram): an X-ray that can determine if your fallopian tubes are open or blocked by scar tissue or adhesions.
- Pelvic Ultrasound: a sonogram to evaluate your uterus and ovaries for any problems that may affect your fertility
- Thyroid Function Panel: thyroid dysfunction can halt ovulation by upsetting the balance of the body’s natural reproductive hormones.
- Infectious Disease/ STD Screening
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel/Cholesterone Screening: evaluates overall health and checks for conditions like diabetes, anemia, liver or kidney disease.