Fertility blood tests at Fertility North fall under two categories; Screening Tests and in-cycle tests / cycle tracking.
The results of these screening and in-cycle blood tests are reviewed closely by our Team, and are used 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.
Sperm testing is an important tool when assessing fertility. Sperm testing enables the Doctor to diagnose the male factors that might be contributing to the delay in conception and determine the sort of treatment that offers the best chance of success.
Anti-Mullerian Hormone, or AMH, is a hormone secreted by very early ovarian follicles. Measuring the level of AMH in your blood stream is known as an AMH Test, or an Egg Reserve Test. Recent studies have demonstrated that measuring the concentration of AMH in a woman’s blood has been shown to be a good predictor of a woman’s egg reserve, also known as Ovarian Reserve – put really simply, how many eggs a woman has left.
Ultrasound is a term used to describe sound that is above the audible range for humans (roughly 20-20000 cycles/sec). Ultrasound has been developed to have a lot of roles in medicine and one of these is “imaging”, which is the production of pictures of the body for medical purposes.
A Hysterosalpingogram, or an HSG for short, is an X-ray test that is done in a radiology practice or department. It involves the injection of a radio-opaque dye into the uterine cavity under pressure and using an X-ray to show where the dye has flowed.
A laparoscopy is a surgical procedure where a narrow, fibre optic tube is inserted through the skin of the abdomen through a pair of very small incisions to enable the specialist to see the abdominal contents and reproductive organs.
Cycle tracking involves regular blood tests, starting from day two of the menstrual cycle, repeating a number of times throughout the cycle. The results of these blood tests are closely monitored by our Team to help determine the next appropriate course of action during your cycle, as well as by your Specialist to ascertain the best treatment option/s for you going forward.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition that affects up to 1 in 5 women of childbearing age. It is the combination of having many ovarian follicles, identified using ultrasound, with symptoms of a hormone imbalance such as irregular periods, acne or weight gain.