A Fertility Assessment provides a comprehensive understanding of your fertility. It includes a thorough pelvic ultrasound performed by one of our doctors. A Fertility Assessment includes:
- Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test
- Day 2-6 Ultrasound
- Semen Analysis
- Doctor Appointment
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Test
The AMH Blood Test helps to measure the hormone associated with a woman’s ovarian reserve levels – the lower the number of eggs, the lower the level of Anti-Mullerian Hormone. Women with a diminished ovarian reserve have diminished fertility and an increased risk of miscarriage. This test provides a snapshot early on so a decision can be made on when to start trying for a baby and when to access fertility treatment. This test can be done at any time during a normal menstrual cycle.
Anti-Mullerian Hormone has also shown to be a good marker for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
Day 2-6 Ultrasound
The inclusion of an ultrasound is very important as it informs us of any abnormalities in the uterus, such as fibroids or cysts that may affect your fertility. These barriers to fertility can only be detected by ultrasound. Your Fertility Tasmania doctor will always recommend this investigation on your journey to parenthood.
Smoking, alcohol, certain chemicals and a variety of other factors can affect the health of sperm. A semen analysis is the single most important piece of information needed to assess male fertility. It measures the amount and quality of a man’s semen and sperm – assessing characteristics such as sperm movement.
At Fertility Tasmania we are committed to providing the highest quality standards when providing a semen analysis. We perform our analysis according to the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria – the gold standard in performing a semen analysis. Samples are analysed within an hour to get the most accurate results.
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled with a Fertility Tasmania Doctor to review the results of these tests and discuss your available options.
A Fertility Assessment requires a referral from your GP or Specialist.
Please phone us on 03 6169 1111 to discuss if these investigations are suitable for you.