Currently, American women are able to test at home for pregnancy, ovulation and fertility. While pregnancy tests look at urine levels of hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), and ovulation tests measure LH (luteinizing hormone), fertility tests measure the level of FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone).
What are the tests for fertility?
General fertility tests 1 STI screening (blood test) 2 Hormone levels 3 Antral follicle count (ultrasound)
What does a fertility blood test look like?
Day 2-5 fertility blood tests look at the following hormone levels: Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): FSH helps regulate the menstrual cycle and stimulates egg growth in the ovaries Luteinizing Hormone (LH): The main role of LH is to trigger ovulation, but it also helps the egg to mature
Are fertility blood tests time sensitive?
Fertility blood tests are time sensitive (they must be done at certain points in your menstrual cycle), so make sure you don’t miss having them done by: If the testing facility does not require a booking, turn up as early in the day as possible to make sure that all the appointment slots are not taken for that day
Should fertility tests be done every case?
Not every fertility test will be done for every case. The more invasive fertility tests, like diagnostic laparoscopy, are only done when symptoms or other tests point in that direction, or when a cause for infertility cannot be found otherwise. For women, fertility testing may include: A basic gynecological exam.
What do you need to know about fertility testing?
General fertility tests
- STI screening (blood test). Sexual health can play a large role in your fertility, so making sure that you do not have…
- Hormone levels. Hormones are fundamental to your reproductive function, so you will want to make sure that your body is…
- Antral follicle count (ultrasound). Your ovarian follicles hold all the immature eggs awaiting their…
How do you Check Your Fertility?
A pelvic or TVS ultrasound scan can be very helpful to determine your fertility status. The doctor can look at the follicles on your ovaries and get an idea of your ovarian reserve. Large numbers of primordial follicles indicate you have good ovarian reserve and one growing follicle means ovulation is happening.
What fertility tests can I expect?
For women, fertility testing may include: Blood work, which may check for thrombophilia and antiphospholipid syndrome (in cases of recurrent miscarriage), as well as a variety of hormones, including LH, FSH, thyroid hormones, androgen hormones, prolactin, estradiol (E2), and progesterone.
What are the most common fertility tests?
Specific fertility tests may include: Ovulation testing . A blood test measures hormone levels to determine whether you’re ovulating. Hysterosalpingography. Hysterosalpingography (his-tur-o-sal-ping-GOG-ruh-fee) evaluates the condition of your uterus and fallopian tubes and looks for blockages or other problems.