Female Fertility Tests

Female Fertility Tests

Essential Initial Fertility Tests

Merrion Fertility Clinic performs a range of tests to assess female fertility. These include hormone blood tests and an ultrasound scan.

Women who hope to conceive are required to take these initial essential fertility tests. An up-to-date, normal cervical smear test is also strongly advised for pregnancy planning.

We can arrange many of these tests for you in advance of your first appointment. Results are then available for discussion with you and your partner at your Merrion Fertility Clinic Doctor consultation.

Ultrasound scan

This transvaginal pelvic assessment scan gives us a lot of information about the uterus and ovaries. Ultrasound scan is used to check for cysts, fibroids, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, polyps or swollen fallopian tubes (hydrosalpinx). The scan also allows us to look for antral follicle count, an indicator of ovarian reserve i.e. how many eggs are left in the ovaries.

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) blood test

The AMH test, in combination with your scan, is used to assess ovarian reserve. AMH blood levels are also helpful for diagnosing polycystic ovaries.

Rubella blood test

This blood test confirms Rubella immunity by measuring Rubella antibodies.

HyCoSy (Hysterosalpingo-Contrast-Sonography)

This is a procedure that allows visualisation of the internal part of the uterine cavity in order to distinguish possible distortions (alterations) of the uterine cavity caused by intrauterine anomalies, fibroids, polyps or adhesions.
This can assist with understanding causes of infertility as changes in the uterine cavity can influence the pregnancy and blocked tubes prevent pregnancy. If just one tube is blocked the chance for pregnancy is decreased.

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Further Testing

Additional tests and investigations tailored to the individual can be arranged. The following investigations will only be carried out if requested by a Merrion Fertility Clinic doctor:

  • Progesterone
  • Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
  • Thyroid function test
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) profile
  • Miscarriage screening (if clinically indicated)
  • Genetic screening (if clinically indicated)

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