all hormone problems can be resolved
Often a hormone imbalance can affect your chances of conceiving. Simple blood tests can usually identify a problem. We begin with a simple baseline check and if needed will continue to monitor your hormones during the course of your fertility treatment.
male hormones testing
Men may also need the FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), LH (Luteinising Hormone) & Testosterone levels checked by a blood test if the
sperm count is very low or even absent completely. These tests can sometimes help to determine the cause of infertility.
female hormones testing
In some women a failure to ovulate regularly is the source of infertility problems. In such cases the ovaries may respond to relatively simple tablet treatment. Blood tests performed on specific days during a menstrual cycle help to understand the hormone levels and plan and monitor a treatment cycle with accuracy.
E2 (Estradiol), FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), LH (Luteinising Hormone), Progesterone, Prolactin, Thyroid Function Test are some of the more common hormones checked.
HCG pregnancy tests
The HCG pregnancy hormone blood test post-conception or following IVF fertility treatment is the most sensitive pregnancy test. It can detect in the maternal blood when a fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus at 4 weeks, prior to ultrasound scanning at 5—6 weeks.
ovarian reserve testing (amh)
Accurate and comprehensive female blood hormone testing can reliably predict the ovarian reserve of the eggs along with an ultrasound scan.
Blood Testing will check FSH, LH, Estradiol and AMH levels between days 1-5 of your period along with an internal scan to assess the follicles in your ovaries (AFC). This also helps with deciding the dosage of medications, should you require ongoing fertility treatments.
When drugs are used to stimulate the ovary an ultrasound scan is also usually performed to make sure that the ovary is not over-stimulated or in order to avoid the risk of multiple pregnancy.
- Blood Group inc RH Status
- Full Blood Count
- HIV Screen
- Syphilis Serology
- Hep B Surface Antigen
- Hep C antibody
- TSH & FT4
- Clotting Screening Profile 1
- Clotting Screening Profile 2
* If there are any specific tests required which are not listed, please call us as a wider offering is available.
* Discounts available for multiple samples taken at the same time.
* Price includes taking the sample, laboratory costs and result reporting.