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Blood Screening / Fertility Blood Testing

What is Fertility Blood Testing? 

Fertility blood tests at Fertility North fall under two categories: 

Screening Tests

Screening blood tests occur at the very beginning of your journey, even before you have begun any treatment.  These fertility tests are important as they allow us to check for any underlying health conditions that may contribute to a delay in conceiving, and also enable us to tailor treatment according to your individual needs. 

Fertility North will assess your blood count, blood group, chromosome count, hormone levels and an infection screen, as well as a prostate cancer check for males During your consultation, your Fertility North Doctor may also recommend additional screening fertility tests, in accordance with your medical and family history.  These screening tests are carried out on both partners (if applicable), and consist of mainly blood tests, but a urine test is also performed, and the infectious screening tests are repeated on an annual basis. 

In-cycle Tests / Cycle Tracking

During an investigative or treatment cycle, the female patient will be required to undertake regular blood tests to track the levels of reproductive hormones over the course of a month (or thereabouts).  Throughout your cycle, Fertility North will monitor the levels of these hormones:

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) 
  • Oestrogen (E2) 
  • Luteinising Hormone (LH) 
  • Progesterone (P4) 
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (hCG) 

Please refer to our Cycle Tracking page for more information on how we conduct in-cycle blood tests at Fertility North. 

Why is Fertility Testing used?

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.  Your treatment will be tailored in accordance with your results as your cycle progresses. 

Who can get a Fertility Test? 

Fertility blood tests are available to all Fertility North patients, regardless of where you are in your treatment journey.  If you are not already a Fertility North patient, please contact us to learn how we can help you. 

How can we help you?

Fertility North have been offering fertility blood tests to our patients for twenty years.  Not only is Fertility North a proven expert in determining the most appropriate fertility testing for your circumstances, through our partnership with Clinipath pathology, we are also proud to offer a comprehensive range of tests.  Results of your fertility tests are received quickly and efficiently, from an accredited and reputable local service, with over 60 locations throughout the Perth metropolitan area dedicated to fertility testing.  Our regional remote patients are not forgotten either.  Where available, we will liaise directly with your local pathology service to coordinate your fertility blood tests.