When couples are considering In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) some necessary tests must be done by experts to get information about the patients’ fertility problem and determine the most suitable treatment methods before the treatment begin. Common tests that perform before IVF treatment are Blood tests, imaging tests, ovarian reserve tests, and semen analysis.
Before IVF treatment, your doctor needs to know your and your partner’s blood group and follicle-stimulating (FSH), LH, Prolactin, TSH, AMH, and Estradiol hormones level.
Ovarian reserve testing
Ovarian reserve testing examines the quality and quantity of women’s eggs. Analyzing your blood test results by evaluating your anti-mullerian hormone, estrogen, and follicle-stimulating hormone levels with an ultrasound scan can help your doctor to understand your ovarian reserve.
Tubal Patency Test
Before IVF treatment the doctors should check whether the fallopian tubes are open or not, this test is done in an imaging center called HSG (hysterosalpingogram). A tubal patency test can also allow to examine the shape of the uterine cavity and helps to determine the appropriate treatment procedure for IVF.
Infectious Disease Screening
Infectious disease screening is an important step in IVF before starting the treatment. HIV, rubella, hepatitis B, varicella, chlamydia, and STIs infectious diseases evaluating tests should be done by your doctor for both men and women.
The semen should be analyzed to determine sperm number, motility, and morphology (size and shape). It is the most important test to determine male infertility.