IVF Treatment Investigations
From the above it is clear that we need to check the following
- Whether your ovary is producing eggs- by blood tests done on the second day and the 21st day of your period to measure your hormone levels and by doing a scan on day 2 to check the number of growing follicles
- A seminal fluid analysis – This is done to assess the sperm count or numbers, sperm movement otherwise called motility and the morphology or appearance of sperms.
- Tests to check whether the fallopian tubes are opened – called tubal patency tests. There are different types of tests which may be advised to check the tubes – a saline sonography, a hysterosalpingogram (HSG) or a laparoscopy.
- Tests to check whether the uterus is normal – by doing a scan or a procedure called hysteroscopy
- The choice of tests to be done will be discussed with you by your clinician