Fertility Workup and Baseline

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Um yeah..you see all of the vials? They were filled with my blood. In all honesty, I do need to give photo credit to my TTC cycle sister who sent me this picture. I went in one day after her...and trust me my vials looked the same.

What to expect?

Once you start fertility testing, you'll be given a Patient Preparation Checklist

It will vary slighly depending on your condition or age, however the main tests that need to be completed for women are:

Between days 2-5 of cycle

E2 ( estrogen
FSH
LH
HCG
Baseline Ultrasound

Saline sonohystogram- performed between days 6-12 on a regular cycle ( I believe if you are on birth control, it can be done anytime during the cycle) This will check for abnormalities in the uterus such as polyps, fibroids or scar tissue.

Additionally any time during cycle:
STD
HIV
AMH

Male Testing:
HIV 1 & 2
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C
RPR or Sphyilis
Semen analysis 





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