Key tests required for infertility
- Haematology: FSH and LH levels are tested; they are a sample of the amount and quality of eggs maturing in ovaries. Progesterone is tested to assess whether ovulation is normal, prolactine, oestrogen, androgen, and thyroid levels are also tested.
- Ultrasonography: ovarian health, uterine, and ovarian follicular growth test
- Mammogram (over the age of 35)
- Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): uterine and fallopian tube x-ray.
- Laparoscopy: a method allowing the ovaries, uterine, and fallopian tubes to be checked to detect and treat any problems, to find whether another surgery is required, or whether IVF is required etc.
- Hysteroscopy: inspecting the uterine cavity by telescope
- Post-coital test: testing cervical mucus after intercourse
- Sperm diagram: Sperm analysis & sperm count per ml, sperm mobility, and amount of sperm with abnormal morphology, check for any anti-sperm antibodies.
- Endocrinological tests (haematology & hormonal)
- White blood cells
- Prostate and seminal vesicle ultrasound,
- Testicular biopsy.