All patients attending Fertility North are screened for a number of conditions. Tests are carried out on both partners (if applicable), and consist of mainly blood tests, but a urine test is also performed.
A series of tests to obtain a blood count, blood group, chromosome count, hormone levels and an infection screen is performed on all patients involved in treatment.
All patients are additionally tested for their appropriate reproductive hormone levels, and males have a prostate cancer screen.
This is done so that the clinic can diagnose if there is an infective cause of the fertility problem, and also to protect the laboratory staff at Fertility North, who could be handling semen and eggs (gametes) and blood from our patients.
These tests are performed on a yearly basis so that the tests are current in any ongoing treatment cycles.
During an investigative or treatment cycle, the female patient will be required to undertake regular blood tests. The results of these blood tests are closely monitored by our Team to help determine the next appropriate course of action during your cycle, and by your Specialist to ascertain the best treatment option/s for you going forward.
Unfortunately, as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, Fertility North is no longer able to provide onsite blood testing facilities. Existing patients will notice that their results may not be available as early in the day as they were with in-house testing – we apologise for this inconvenience, which is unfortunately beyond our control.
With that in mind, we advise patients to attend their nearest designated CLINIPATH collection centre, as listed on the reverse of your blood test request form, for all in-cycle blood tests. Your blood sample MUST be collected by 08:30am to ensure Fertility North receives the result of your blood tests that day.
Please note that on Saturdays, your blood sample MUST be collected BY 08:30am at one of only these locations to ensure you receive a same-day result: