Pre-treatment tests

 

There are some tests that are necessary before you start IVF treatment. Some of these tests you may have had previously but we require a detailed assessment by our specialised laboratory in order to determine what form of IVF may be required.

These tests may include the following:

 

Semen analysis

 

Semen analysis (also called a ‘sperm count’) measures the number, movement (motility), size and shape of the sperm, and the volume of the ejaculation.

 

Ultrasound scan

 

An ultrasound can detect a number of abnormalities in ovaries or uterus that can affect your chances of pregnancy.

 

Blood tests

 

Both you and your partner will be asked to have blood taken for a hormonal assessment and to screen for hepatitis B, C and HIV. Women will be tested for their immunity to rubella (German measles).

 

It may take more than one visit to the specialist to complete the necessary tests and investigations. 

 

 

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Steps towards treatment

 

Attend an information seminar
Westmead ButtonWestmead Doctor, IVF clinic
When: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start
Where: Westmead Fertility Centre
Cost: Free