During your first consultation, your physician may want to complement your existing medical history with some further examinations to uncover insights on your fertility health.
This may require that you and your family group have certain fertility tests, which will enable the physician to offer you individualized fertility treatment options.
Here are some of the tests and exams likely to be performed:
Fertility Tests for You and Your Partner
The patient meets with a physician who performs a routine physical exam.
Blood samples are taken to measure the different hormone levels prior to any treatment. Endocrine testing can also be used in cases of anovulation or when anomalies have been detected through the semen analysis.
Blood samples are taken to analyze blood type and to look for syphilis, Hepatitis A, B and C and the HIV (AIDS) viruses and immunization against rubella among others.
Fertility Tests for Females
Our clinic team collects a sample of secretions taken from the female patient's cervix for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and cervical screening (PAP smear).
An ultrasound-based examination during which a substance is injected through the cervix to study the patency of the fallopian tubes and the shape of the uterine cavity.
Day surgery which consists of two to three small incisions in the abdomen. One is generally made in the navel and the others in the right and left lower quadrants. A laparoscope (camera/telescope) is introduced into one of the incisions and is used to look at the female patient’s reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tubes, etc.,) as well as to detect possible endometriosis.
An x-ray of the uterus and fallopian tubes using a contrast dye to identify uterine or tubal anomalies.
Fertility Tests for Males
A type of fertility test for males performed by a doctor that specializes in testicular function.
A more in-depth semen test that looks at the function and probability of sperm being able to fertilize eggs spontaneously or with Assisted Reproductive Techniques such as IUI, IVF or ICSI.
Analysis of a freshly ejaculated sperm sample done under the microscope or assisted by computer (CASA), to examine sperm motility, morphology and viability.
This test helps identify if a male has the missing genes in the Y chromosome which might be prevalent in Azoospermic men, a possible cause of infertility.
In addition to your medical treatments, Heartland Fertility offers a variety of additional services to enhance your treatment outcomes by nurturing your physical and emotional well-being throughout your fertility journey.