Your Fertility Workup
Learn about the basic blood work and diagnostic testing that should be conducted to assess one's fertility health whether you are trying to conceive or freezing your eggs. Some of these can be run by your OB/GYN, who would refer you to a specialist when needed.
Still confused? We also decode fertility acronyms for you.
Basic Blood Work
You will be asked to come in for blood work ranging from Day 2 to 5 of your menstrual cycle, depending on the clinic. If you are already undergoing Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), you will be asked to repeat several of these tests through ovulation. Otherwise, it is a one-time test to get a baseline.
This section lists what the clinician will test for and describes the purpose for each. Hover to learn more.
When should I have tests done?
The definition of infertility is being under 35 and having tried actively to conceive for 12 months or more without success. If you are over 35, this time is 6 months or more.
If you fall in either category, get tested, but you will likely need more than hormone testing.