Before starting any cycle of assisted reproduction certain tests are done on both the man and the wife to devise a personalised treatment plan that will maximize their chances of a successful pregnancy.
Ovarian Reserve Testing: The concentration of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), estradiol (estrogen) and antimullerian hormone in your blood is measured. This helps evaluate the quality and quantity of the eggs. Usually an ultrasound is also done. The results of the two tests helps estimate how the ovaries will respond to fertility medication.
Semen Analysis: Is done to evaluate the sperm quality and the concentration in the ejaculate. This helps in evaluating the “normal” state and morphology of the sperm and also determines if they meet the minimum requirement criteria for a successful IVF.
Infectious Disease Screening: You and your partner both will be tested (by taking a blood sample) for infectious diseases, including Hepatits, HIV. This rules out any risk to pregnancy, and chances of transfer of the disease to the baby.
Uterine Cavity Exam: A sonography or an ultrasound is done to examine the uterine cavity in detail. This helps toidentify if the uterus is receptive and has anyadhesions or growths which may interfere with the embryo or implantation, affecting the success of the IVF procedure.
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