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Fertility Testing and IVF

Optimizing IVF Outcomes: Tailored Fertility Assessments for Both Partners

At IHDLab, our mission is to provide equal access to clinical testing and fertility services for all, including the LGBTQ+ community and those who may be priced out of these services.  We believe that access to these services is not only a matter of financial sensitivity but also a matter of dignity. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment that welcomes and supports everyone in their pursuit of family. 

Our Test Offering for Fertility

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH): Pivotal for fertility and IVF procedures because it provides a valuable estimate of a woman's ovarian reserve, i.e., the number of eggs she has available for ovulation. Conducted early in the menstrual cycle, this hormone assessment is essential in evaluating a woman's fertility potential and successfully planning IVF treatments.

Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH): FSH is a key hormone in fertility and IVF. It plays a crucial role in stimulating the growth and development of ovarian follicles, which contain the eggs. FSH levels help assess a woman's ovarian reserve and can indicate the quantity and quality of eggs available for fertilization. Monitoring FSH levels is vital for determining the appropriate dosage of fertility medications during IVF treatment.

Luteinizing Hormone (LH): LH is another hormone that plays a critical role in fertility and IVF. It triggers ovulation, the release of a mature egg from the follicle. Monitoring LH levels helps determine the timing of fertility treatments and assists in predicting the optimal time for intercourse or the retrieval of eggs for IVF. LH levels can also indicate potential issues with ovulation, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or luteal phase defects.

Estradiol (E2): Estradiol is a form of estrogen that is primarily produced by the ovaries. Monitoring E2 levels is essential during fertility treatment and IVF cycles. Estradiol helps assess the growth and development of the uterine lining (endometrium) and provides insights into the maturation of the ovarian follicles. It helps in determining the optimal timing for procedures such as egg retrieval or embryo transfer.

Prolactin: Prolactin is a hormone that is primarily associated with lactation and milk production. Elevated levels of prolactin can interfere with normal ovulation and menstruation, leading to fertility problems. Testing prolactin levels is important to rule out any potential hormonal imbalances that could affect fertility. If elevated, appropriate medical interventions can be employed to regulate prolactin levels and improve fertility outcomes.

Thyroid Hormones: The thyroid hormones, including thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3), play a crucial role in regulating metabolism and overall hormonal balance in the body. Imbalances in thyroid function can have a significant impact on fertility. Both hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) can disrupt ovulation, impair embryo implantation, and increase the risk of miscarriage. Testing thyroid hormone levels is important for assessing thyroid function and optimizing fertility treatment plans.

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