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Which tests are performed in IVF treatment?

Which tests are performed in IVF treatment?

Tests in IVF Treatment

If pregnancy is not achieved despite one year of unprotected intercourse, a series of tests should be performed before planning IVF treatment. In vitro fertilization tests differ for expectant mothers and fathers.

What are the first step tests to determine the cause of infertility?

First of all, the basic tests required to determine the cause of infertility in a couple are as follows;

  • AMH to evaluate the woman's egg reserve.
  • Uterine film (HSG) to assess whether the woman's tubes are open.
  • Sperm analysis to assess the number, motility and shape of the father-to-be's reproductive cells.
  • After all these basic tests have been evaluated, a number of additional tests are requested for couples who have planned IVF treatment.

These tests can increase the likelihood of successful IVF treatment.

So, which tests are requested before IVF?

Tests Requested from the Woman in IVF Treatment

1. Hormone tests specific for women:

  • Tsh hormone
  • Prolactin hormone
  • Amh test (especially in cases where egg reserve is suspected to be low on ultrasound)

2. Blood glucose (may be requested in groups with risk factors for diabetes)

3. Rubella IgG

Rubella IgG positivity indicates previous rubella infection and indicates natural immunity to rubella infection during pregnancy.

4. Hysterosalpingography (uterine film)

Before IVF treatment, an important finding of fluid accumulation in the tube, called hydrosalpinx in the tubes, which directly affects the success of IVF, is evaluated with a uterine film to evaluate whether the tubes are blocked or not. If there are adhesions in the uterus, polyps in the uterus, fibroids in the uterus, this can negatively affect the result of embryo transfer.

IVF Tests Common to Women and Men

  • HIV (AIDS test)
  • Anti HCV (Hepatitis C test)
  • HbsAg (Hepatitis B carrier test)

The answer to the question of when these tests should be performed in IVF treatment is any time.

Tests Requested from Men in IVF Treatment

Sperm analysis should evaluate sperm count, motility and shape. A sexual abstinence of 2-5 days is recommended for this test. In case of severe low sperm count, tests such as FSH, LH, testosterone and prolactin hormones may be ordered.

  • Spermiogram
  • Blood type
  • HBsAg
  • AntiHBs
  • AntiHCV (Jaundice Screenings)
  • Hormone tests (FSH, LH, Total Testosterone, Prolactin and TSH) if necessary
Update Date: 09.08.2023
Prof. Dr. Cem Çelik
Prof. Dr. Cem Çelik
Gynecologist and Obstetrician
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