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Infertility Testing
IHR provides effective female and male infertility testing.

If you have been trying to get pregnant, without success, infertility testing may bring a another measure of anxiety. However, in light of the limited window of reproductive opportunity the sooner you request an infertility test, and know the underlying reproductive issue, the better your chances to achieve a baby. An Infertility test may be necessary to determine why a man or woman cannot become parents. An Infertility test begins with a physical examination, and may include blood tests and semen analysis. The infertility test will help our infertility experts isolate and develop diagnoses related to the true nature of the infertility. In order for us to recommend effective treatment we must first understanding the root causes of the infertility condition in question. The infertility testing experts work closely with couples. We are renowned for our specialized knowledge in infertility testing. IHR's expertise in infertility testing lies in our willingness and ability to individualize our approach to best suit each and every one of our patients. If you have any questions as you review the material on infertility testing, please contact us for a FREE Infertility Testing EMail Consultation.

Female infertility testing

The first infertility test performed by our infertility testing specialist involves measuring follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) to establish a baseline. The infertility test is performed on the third day of your cycle. The female infertility testing is performed during your first visit. Your second visit will occur on the day of the LH surge, which is before ovulation in most cases. During your first cycle, it is common for our infertility testing specialist to perform the following tests:
  • Ultrasound tests
  • Cervical mucus tests
  • Hormone tests
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
  • Laparoscopy

Male Infertility Testing

A semen analysis is the most common male infertility testing procedure for determining if there is a male infertility factor. When assessing sperm count, the technician will be checking to see whether the sperm concentration is above or below 20 million sperm cells per milliliter of ejaculation fluid. If the sperm count is low, our infertility specialist will probably test the blood testosterone, FSH, LH and prolactin levels. A urinalysis may be used to look for white blood cells which may indicate an infection. The urinalysis will also determine if there is sperm in the urine, which would suggest that there is a problem with ejaculation known as retrograde ejaculation.

If the medical history, physical examination, and semen analysis are normal, attention should be directed to the female partner before further evaluation of the man. Further male factor evaluation is unlikely to occur, but is sometimes needed. Here is a list of infertility tests:
  • Sperm agglutination
  • Sperm penetration assay
  • Hemizona assay
  • Acrosome reaction
  • Hypo-osmotic swelling
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Vasography
  • Ultrasonography

IHR has treatments for a variety of conditions, including infertility, ovulatory dysfunctions, endometriosis, immunological infertility and many others. Perhaps less known is our work with individuals and couples who are considering assisted reproduction, but who are uncertain of their next step. We encourage anyone, before they make a decision, to consult with us. Currently, we are offering a FREE Infertility Testing E-Mail Consultation.