Getting Started

Female Fertility Testing and Diagnostic

Ovarian Function Tests

An essential aspect of all treatment cycles is the ability to recruit and, in the case of IVF, retrieve one or more eggs. A variety of drug regimens can be used to achieve this goal. This plan is based on the level of ovarian function. The test that we recommend to check your ovarian reserve is known as an Anti-Mullerian Hormone or AMH test. This is a simple blood test that will assist the doctor in determining your best plan of care.

Transvaginal ultrasound exam viewing the uterine and ovarian anatomy, including a count of small resting (antral) follicles also helps evaluate reproduction.

Women with an AMH of 3.0 or greater are great candidates for our low stimulation IVF protocol.  Women with an AMH lower than 3.0 would either need regular IVF or donor egg IVF, dependent on the exact AMH level. This would be determined by your physician.

Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity

Embryos implant in the uterus, therefore, we may perform tests to determine if the uterine cavity is normal. This is evaluated by a saline hysterosonogram or a hysteroscopy. These tests are scheduled between the end of menses and the onset of ovulation (typically between days 5-12 of your menstrual cycle).

A Saline Hysterosonogram(or saline ultrasound) can be performed in either our Cary or Greensboro location by our physicians.

Required Infectious Disease Testing for Invitro fertilization and Immunity Screening

  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis C antibody
  • HIV I & II
  • RPR (serology)
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhea
  • Rubella titer (one time only);
  • Blood group and RH (one time only).

–Negative infectious disease result must be documented every twelve months.