Before commencing an IVF cycle, it is critical for a patient to go for a primary investigation that will take on his/her previous medical history and a number of checkups commonly known as IVF pre-screening tests. Doctor will determine which tests need to be done before initiating a cycle.
Ovarian Reserve Tests: These involve a transvaginal scan and are performed between days 2 and 5 of the period. The most commonly used tests are anti Mullerian hormone, FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and antral follicle count. Fertility specialists will give you a good assessment whether your ovarian spare is normal for your age.
Blood Tests: A number of blood tests are carried out depending on the couple’s position. These tests that may also include: thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), thyroxin (T4), luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone (T), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and possibly other tests.
Internal Examination and Ultrasound: An ultrasound scan checks uterus (endometrium) and analyses other conditions such as polycystic ovaries, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, the size of the ovaries etc. A pelvic ultrasound also affords a baseline report which can be used as a reference during the treatment cycle. A vaginal ultrasound is a painless and simple procedure. An empty bladder is requisite for this procedure.
HSG: A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an x-ray procedure used to see whether the fallopian tubes are clear and also to find whether the uterus (uterine cavity) is normal. The HSG test is a radiology procedure usually done within half an hour.
Semen Analysis: It is done to men as part of his early discussion. This will be recommended for 2 – 3 day’s moderation before producing the sample. Due to differing parameters between the fertility clinics, we recommend you to having an analysis performed at the Lotus Kiran clinic.
Diagnosis of Infertility
Semen Analysis to assess the following:
If you are interested in pre IVF investigations, you can talk directly with Dr. Samit Sekhar, Embryologist, Masters of Men’s health and Andrology from Edith Cowan University-Australia, You can contact us through phone or send an firstname.lastname@example.org