Diagnostic testing for fertility
If you are actively trying to conceive but have not achieved a pregnancy, understanding why is the first step to effective treatment.
Our team uses the following tests and technologies to help identify the underlying causes of difficulty conceiving:
A pelvic ultrasound is an exam that allows our physician to assess a female patient’s reproductive anatomy: ovaries (include her antral follicle count), uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and other pelvic organs and structures.
Hormone blood testing and monitoring
Our physicians routinely use blood testing to assess the levels of hormones essential to the proper functioning of the reproductive and endocrine systems.
Sonohysterogram (saline infusion sonogram) or SIS
During a sonohysterogram, saline is infused into the uterus in order to allow the physician to see the endometrium, or uterine lining, and identify any abnormalities.
An endometrial biopsy requires a small sample of the endometrium (uterine lining), which will then be assessed for inflammation, infection, or other reproductive issues.
Semen analysis and post-coital testing
An investigation into male factor infertility involves a careful analysis of a semen sample, including sperm concentration (count), motility (movement), and morphology (shape). Post-coital testing refers to semen analysis performed after sexual intercourse.
Hysterosalpingogram (performed at an outside facility)
A hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an fluoroscopic x-ray imaging test of a female patient’s fallopian tubes and uterus. During the procedure, iodine contrast is gently infused into the uterus to identify any abnormalities or blockages in the reproductive system that might affect fertility.