Female hormones fluctuate throughout the natural menstrual cycle as well as during the fertility treatment cycle.
Blood tests performed on specific days during a menstrual cycle help us understand the hormone levels and to plan and monitor a treatment cycle with accuracy.
E2 (Estradiol), FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), LH (Leuteinising Hormone), AMH (Anti Mullerian Hormone), Progesterone, Prolactin, Thyroid Function Test are some of the more common hormones checked. Some women may need more specific hormones checked for conditions such as polycystic ovaries (PCO).
Men may also need the FSH, LH, testosterone levels checked with a blood test if the sperm count is very low, or even completely absent. These tests can sometimes help to determine the cause of infertility.