At Merrion Fertility Clinic we perform female fertility tests including hormone blood tests and an ultrasound scan, see below for further information.

These are essential initial fertility tests required for all women hoping to conceive. Other tests for pregnancy planning include an up to date normal Cervical Smear.

Many of these tests can be arranged for you in advance of your first appointment, so that results are available for discussion with you and your partner at your Doctor consultation.

Ultrasound scan

This gives us a lot of information about the woman’s pelvis including checking for cysts, fibroids, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, polyps or swollen tubes (hydrosalpinx). We also do an antral follicle count which helps predict your ovarian reserve – an indicator of how many eggs are left in your ovaries.

AMH blood test:

This hormone test, in association with your scan, helps us to assess your ovarian reserve. It also helps in diagnosing polycystic ovaries.

Rubella blood test

Confirmation of Rubella Immunity.


Further tests and investigations are tailored to the individual and will be arranged as required. The following investigations will only be carried out if requested by a Merrion Fertility Clinic Doctor.

  • Progesterone
  • FSH
  • Thyroid function test
  • PCOS profile
  • Miscarriage screening (If clinically indicated)
  • Genetic screening (If clinically indicated)

Additional surgical procedures and radiology assessments may be required. These are performed at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street or St. Vincent’s Private Hospital.

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