The Fertility Testing Diagnostic Panel of AMH+SA+HSG is your baseline diagnostics to assess your and your partner’s fertility.
If you and your partner have decided the timing is right to start a family but it’s been a few months and nothing has happened yet, it’s time to learn about the basic tests required to assess your fertility. You’ll want to begin with the three tests included in the Fertility Testing Diagnostic Panel. These three tests consist of AMH (anti-mullerian hormone), SA (semen analysis), and HSG (hysterosalpingogram) and will give you and your physician important information to assess your ability to get pregnant.
If you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year, or if you’re over 35 and have been trying for more than six months, it’s time to learn more about your fertility. Often referred to as the triple test, AMH, SA, and HSG are the three fertility tests that should comprise your baseline of information to assess your and your partner’s fertility.
The AMH, SA and HSG tests answer the questions fundamental to conception: Are the woman’s eggs plentiful? Are the man’s sperm healthy? Are the woman’s tubes open to allow the egg and sperm to meet for fertilization?
The Fertility Testing Diagnostic Panel includes:
Anti-mullerian Hormone, AMH
Are your eggs plentiful? Anti-mullerian or AMH levels provide important insight into a woman’s ovarian reserve, or her remaining egg supply. This simple blood test can be conducted at any time during a woman’s cycle. Low levels of AMH indicate that it may be more difficult for you to get pregnant. This test helps you and your doctor decide if treatment to help you get pregnant is needed.
Semen Analysis, SA
Are your partner’s sperm healthy? Since an egg needs sperm to be fertilized, testing your partner’s semen is very important to assess a couple’s fertility. Many do not realize that problems with sperm can account to up to 40 percent of all infertility. A semen analysis will test the health of the sperm in terms of shape, motility, volume and count.
Are your tubes open so that the sperm and egg can meet? An Hysterosalpingogram, or HSG, is an x-ray procedure our patients can use to determine whether their fallopian tubes are open. Since open fallopian tubes allows the egg to meet the sperm for fertilization, this test is recommended for any patient trying to conceive as it can detect tubes that are blocked due to adhesions or scar tissue or other abnormalities of the fallopian tubes. This fertility test is cycle-day dependent and is an outpatient procedure conducted in either our Baton Rouge or Lafayette locations using a state-of-the-art C-Arm Fluoroscopic Imaging System to x-ray the fallopian tubes.
Make an appointment to conduct the Fertility Testing Diagnostic Panel at Fertility Answers
All three of these tests can be performed at Fertility Answers locations in Lafayette and Baton Rouge.
- Have your obstetrician/gynecologist order all three tests in the fertility testing diagnostic panel. After we receive the order, we will help you schedule this appointment for you and your partner.
- Contact us to schedule your own self-referred consult with one of our physicians and let our scheduler know that you would like to conduct all three of these tests at the time of your consult.
At Fertility Answers, we are here to help you reach your family building goals. If you’ve been trying to conceive for more than a year, or if you’re over 35 and have been trying for more than six months, it’s time to learn more about your fertility. Contact our fertility specialists for an initial consultation.