Blood testing for Infertility

If you have difficulty becoming pregnant for at least a year, consider infertility testing. Blood testing for infertility potentially determines whether fertility issues exist with either partner. Learn more about blood testing for infertility, including how you and your partner can undergo these blood tests.

What is blood testing for infertility?

Infertility Blood TestingIf conception does not occur within a year, couples likely wonder if one or both partners have fertility issues. While a variety of common issues are sometimes responsible for failure to conceive, you will not know if there is a problem without proper testing.

MedLine Plus, a division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine explains the two types of infertility:

  • Primary Infertility – Occurs in couples who do not get pregnant after at least one year of trying to conceive without using birth control
  • Secondary Infertility – Occurs in couples who successfully conceived in the past, yet cannot conceive now

Blood testing for infertility is a primary method used to diagnose problems with conceiving. Women often undergo a progesterone level blood test, “Around day 23 of the woman’s menstrual cycle,” explains the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH explains the anti-Mullerian hormone, saying, “AMH is produced only in ovarian follicles, so the levels of AMH in the blood indicate how many growing follicles a woman produces. Blood testing for infertility also includes Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

Men also undergo infertility blood testing that includes measuring various hormone levels in the blood. The doctor also orders blood testing that measures testosterone levels as well.

What happens next?

Once your healthcare provider receives results of your blood testing for infertility along with other test results, the doctor discusses results, treatment and other options with both partners.

Learn more about blood testing for infertility. Call DFW Center for Fertility & IVF at (469) 854-0305 today!