We have 3 tests which can help you and your doctor build a picture of your fertility and help identify any problems that you may have conceiving.
Day 3 Fertility Check. To conceive and support a pregnancy you need to have healthy levels of the hormones which are responsible for ripening and maturing an egg and preparing the uterus for implantation. This test taken 3 days after the start of your period, checks the levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinising hormone (LH) and oestradiol, all of which play vital roles in preparing your body for pregnancy.
Day 21 Progesterone. For conception to occur, an egg must be released from the ovaries which normally happens on or around day 21 of a 28 day menstrual cycle. If an egg is released progesterone levels increase in order to prepare the lining of the uterus for implantation. Low progesterone on day 21 of your cycle indicates that ovulation failed to take place.
Anti-Mullerian Hormone. This test checks for a hormone (AMH) which is released by resting egg follicles in the ovaries (antral follicles). AMH declines as a woman gets older as her reserve of viable eggs declines - after menopause AMH falls to very low levels. This test can give an indication of the number of antral follicles present in the ovaries, which some fertility clinics may use to assess the chances of success of IVF.
Please remember that there are many different reasons why a couple may not be able to conceive, not all of them detectable with a blood test. However, these tests can help to rule out hormonal issues that can affect your chances of becoming pregnant.