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Fertility

Common Infertility Tests

A careful diagnosis is the key to determining the right treatment plan for your individual needs.  Your physician will recommend the treatment most appropriate for you based on the results of diagnostic tests and your medical history.  Below are tests that your physician may recommend:

Hysterosonogram:  This is a test used to evaluate the cavity of the uterus to determine if the uterine cavity is free of polyps, fibroids, or adhesions that might impede implantation or growth of an embryo.  The procedure can be performed at GIVF or at a local radiological facility. 

Hysterosalpingogram:  This test determines the patency of the fallopian tubes and the uterus. Dye is injected through the cervix, into the uterus, and up the fallopian tubes and an X-ray is performed.  The X-ray will show whether the area is open to the flow of dye or blocked at some point, indicating an obstruction that could curtail conception, implantation, or growth of an embryo.

Clomid Challenge Test:  The clomiphene citrate-Clomid challenge test (ccct) evaluates egg quality.  The Clomid challenge test is designed to see how efficiently the ovaries are working. Click here to learn more about the Clomid Challenge Test.

Progesterone – Day 21: The hormone progesterone is the hormone associated with the second half of the menstrual cycle, called the “luteal” phase of the cycle. After ovulation occurs midway through the menstrual cycle, progesterone levels will rise from less than 2 to over 10. An increased progesterone level indicates that ovulation did take place. Conversely, a progesterone level that has not increased by day 21 indicates that ovulation did not occur.

Semen Analysis:  Male partners of women experiencing difficulty becoming pregnant should have a semen analysis to evaluate the semen on four critical parameters that can affect male fertility:

  • Quantity, or the number of sperm in a single ejaculate;
  • Morphology, or the percentage of normally shaped sperm in an ejaculate;
  • Motility, the number of moving sperm;
  • Progression, which measures the quality of motion, that is, the number of sperm able to travel in a single direction (as opposed to around in circles) and do so at a quick pace.
  • Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cultures

Once your testing is complete, your GIVF reproductive endocrinologist will design an individualized treatment plan that will address your specific needs.

Click here or call 800.552.4363 or 703.698.7355 to schedule a fertility consultation at GIVF.