Fertility and Infertility Tests

Good Eggs and Bad Eggs: Ovarian Reserve Testing

A thorough assessment of egg quality through ovarian reserve testing is the most important fertility test that a physician does. ... read more »

Testing and Interpreting Measures of Ovarian Reserve

Testing and Interpreting Measures of Ovarian Reserve: A Committee OpinionPractice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertil Steril. 2015;103:e9-e17 ... read more »

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Sperm Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important thing to test when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant After A Hysterosalpingogram

Many women wonder how long they should wait to get pregnant after an HSG a hysterosalpingogram and whether the dye might harm the fetus. ... read more »

What is an Ovulation Predictor Kit (OPK)?

OPK stands form Ovulation Predictor Kit. The OPK is a test that checks your urine for the presence of LH, luteinizing hormone. ... read more »

What Interferes With the OPK?

Ovulation prediction kits OPK are sensitive to the luteinizing hormone (LH). While most medications will have no effect on the test results, there are a certain medications that will. ... read more »

Semenanalysis and Sperm Count

The Semen analysis or spermcount in an important part of an infertility evaluation. In fact, many doctors suggest to make the semenanalysis the very first infertility test. ... read more »

Normal Progesterone Levels

Progesterone levels during pregnancy. What are normal progesterone levels? What does progesterone do? ... read more »

Fertility And Infertility Laboratory Test Results

What are the normal values for fertility and infertility laboratory test results? ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone Ovarian Fertility Egg Quality Test

The urine FSH Tests detect elevated high FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) levels, and elevated FSH levels are associated with decreased fertility. ... read more »

Why Is An Endometrial Biopsy Done?

Why is an endometrial biopsy performed? ... read more »

Fertility Tests And Testing For Women And Men

Infertility testing usually consists of several stepwise tests to detect and then treat the causes of infertility. It usually takes less than 6 weeks to find out the causes of infertility. ... read more »

Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test- CCCT

The Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test, or CCCT, is a fertility test to check your ovarian reserve, to see if your eggs are still good enough for fertiliization and implantation. ... read more »

OPK - When Ovulation

When do I ovulate after the first positive OPK ... read more »

Testing the OPK at the Right Time of Day

It is important to start using the ovulation prediction kit at the right time during the menstrual cycle. It is important to start using the ovulation prediction kit at the right time during the men ... read more »

Progesterone (Provera) Challenge Test

The progesterone or provera challenge test is given to women with no menstrual bleeding amenorrhea to see if they bleed or not. ... read more »

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Test

The FSH Urine Test is a test kit for the determination of FSH (human Follicular Stimulating Hormone) concentration in urine specimens. ... read more »

Ovarian Function Testing

How do you test ovarian function? As part of evaluating a couple for infertility, many doctors test the ovaries to see if ovulation happens normally. This can be done in a number of ways. ... read more »

Postcoital Test - Abnormal

What could be the cause of an abnormal postcoital test? ... read more »

Antimullerian Hormone (AMH)

Antimullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by ovarian follicles. The amount of AMH directly reflects level of fertility in women. If AMH is too low, it may be hard to conceive. ... read more »

Chromopertubation - What is it?

Chromopertubation is a procedure usually done during a laparoscopy where dye is injected through the cervix in order to visualize the fallopian tubes to see if they are patent or open. ... read more »

Hyperandrogenism - Diagnosis and Cause

Hyperandrogenism means too much of the male hormone androgen is present. Hyperandogenism is a common endocrine problem in women and is seen in about 1-2/20 women (5-10%). Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is diagnosed in the majority of women who have hyperandrogenism. ... read more »

When to Use Your OPK (Ovulation Predictor Kit)

At what time of the day should I test with my OPK (ovulation predictor kit)? ... read more »

Irregular Menstrual Cycles and Fertility Microscope

Can I use a fertility microscope with an irregular menstrual cycle? ... read more »

Fertility Microscope Interferences

What interferes with the results of the fertility microscope? ... read more »

Fertility Microscope -When to Test

At what point in my menstrual cycle should I test with the fertility microscope? ... read more »

Ovulation After OPK Turns Negative?

Ovulation does not necessarily happen after the OPK turns negative. It could happen, but that's not the rule. ... read more »

How to Use an OPK

Using an ovulation prediction kit is very similar to using an at home pregnancy test. The kits are designed with sticks that are used to collect urine directly from the urine stream. ... read more »

Do I Need an OPK To Get Pregnant?

An ovulation prediction kit or OPK is created to measure the amount of luteinizing hormone in the urine. ... read more »

OPK negative - BBT shows rise

My ovulation predictor is negative but the BBT shows a rise ... read more »

Ovulation - Which Side?

A sonogram done several days before ovulation can sometimes determine if the "leading follicle" (the area in the ovary where ovulation will happen from) is in the right or the left ovary. This can usually predict where ovulation may happen. ... read more »

What is the Post-Coital Test?

The Post-Coital Test assesses the interaction of the sperm and cervical mucus. It is often part of the evaluation when you have difficulty conceiving. ... read more »

Ovulation Prediction

Are there any studies on ovulation prediction? ... read more »

OPK

Why is the OPK test positive for so long? ... read more »

Ovulation - What Time of Day?

I had sexual intercourse with my husband late at night, and the next day my BBT showed was elevated, indicating ovulation the day before. Can I find out whether I ovulated in the morning or at night? ... read more »

OPK - What Does a Faint Line Mean?

Contrary to a pregnancy test a faint OPK line is not a positive line. ... read more »

Fertility Microscope FAQs

Fertility Microscope Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Instructions ... read more »

OPK Negative But Ovulation Symptoms

Even with a negative OPK it's still possible to ovulate, especially if you have ovulation symptoms. ... read more »

OPK - Beginning to Test

When in my cycle should I start testing ... read more »

Infertility Work-Up and Testing

The essential infertility work-up and testing includes an assessment of his sperms, whether and when ovulation takes places, and if the fallopian tubes are open. ... read more »

What Are Those Strange Names Used in My Semen Analysis?

Sperm analysis or semen analysis is commonly used to examine male semen for possible abnormalities that may be contributing to infertility. ... read more »

OPK Positive - No Ovulation

Is it possible that my Ovulation Preditor Kit (OPK) was positive without ovulation? ... read more »

No Ovulation After a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

Is it true that ovulation stops after a hysterosalpingogram (HSG)?  ... read more »

Hysterosalpingogram - What to Expect

How is it done? A hysterosalpingogram or HSG is a test to check the uterine cavity as well as the patency (openness) of the fallopian tubes. ... read more »

Hysterosonogram

Hysterosonography is often used to investigate uterine abnormalities in women who experience infertility or multiple miscarriages. ... read more »

Estradiol Elevated

What do elevated estradiol levels mean? ... read more »

Infertility - When to Get Help

You should get infertility help from a specialist aft one year of trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant. ... read more »

CCCT- Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test

An additional test for ovarian reserve is the CCCT or the clomiphene challenge test ... read more »