What to Expect
Common Tests and Procedures
Our team will suggest common procedures and testing to evaluate the unique needs of each patient. These tests will be conducted throughout a woman's menstrual cycle and provide information regarding your likelihood to respond to fertility treatments. Some of the most common tests are:
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) test
This hormone stimulates the ovary to develop a follicle that contains an egg. If FSH is elevated too early in the menstrual cycle, it may indicate that the ovary is having a hard time responding to this signal. One way to test the function of the ovary is to determine the FSH hormone on day 3 of the menstrual cycle along with assessing the amount of estrogen (produced by the ovary) in the blood. These hormones give an indication of how the ovaries are functioning, and are sometimes referred to as the “ovarian reserve” – which is the quality/amount of eggs within the ovary.
This test is an x-ray of the outline of the uterine cavity (where implantation of an embryo occurs) and the Fallopian tubes to determine if the tubes are open.
Traditional ultrasound tests allow your doctor to assess the health of your ovaries, uterus, and follicles.
A semen analysis is a test for male partners that determines whether there are sperm abnormalities that may be contributing to a couple’s difficulty to conceive. Once the results of these tests are available, our specialists can recommend an appropriate treatment.