Lab Tests

Lab Tests for Tubal Reversal Surgery

The following details lab tests that are required or optional for tubal reversal surgery. Additional lab tests may be required depending upon an individual’s medical history. Abnormal test results indicating medical problems will delay scheduling surgery until corrected or may result in your procedure being rescheduled or cancelled. Cancellation fees may apply. The cost of lab tests are not included in the fee for tubal reversal surgery.

Please request your doctor or lab to fax the test results to us at (337) 989-8766 using our Fax Cover Sheet. Or, give us the fax number to your doctor’s office or a local laboratory and we will send an order for your tests. Pre-op lab results are due in our office at least 3 weeks prior to the surgery date.

Testing should be performed within 3 – 5 days of scheduling surgery, but not more than 90 days prior to the surgery date.

Preoperative Blood Tests – Required

The following blood test results are required prior to your tubal reversal surgery. They can be ordered by your local physician. The cost of these lab tests is not included in the fee for tubal reversal surgery.

  • Complete blood count (CBC)HIV-1 antibody
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis C antibody

FSH for Women 35 and older – Optional

Women ages 35 or older may want to have this optional egg quality testing to assess their ovarian function and reserve of eggs. FertilityAnswers offers state of the art “egg quality testing” for patients to ensure your chances are still good at conceiving after the tubal reversal. If egg quality is impaired, then IVF may be the best option for you. We also offer specific testing of the uterus to ensure there are no problems which would interfere with “carrying a baby” such as fibroids or a misshapen uterus. These optional tests include:

  • FSH test
  • Estradiol
  • Inhibin B

These tests can help determine the quality of your eggs when trying to become pregnant naturally after your tubal reversal. Generally, as women age, the quality and the number of eggs available begin to diminish. For more information about tests to assess female fertility, please see Infertility Testing for the Wife.

Semen analysis – Optional

Our doctors often request a semen analysis be completed on the husband prior to the procedure. REGARDLESS if he has fathered other children, the husband may now have a lower count than he did before. It is not a good decision to proceed with invasive surgery to repair the tubes if your husband’s sperm count is too low to conceive. If it is low, then IVF may be the best option for you. For more information about tests to assess male fertility, please see Infertility Testing for the Husband.