At Fertility Bristol our Clinic offers the most comprehensive Fertility tests available whether you are woman, man or a couple wishing to find out more about your Fertility potential or Treatment options.
In around a third of couples with infertility, the main problem lies with the man. In our experience, up to half of fertility cases involve a problem with the sperm.
This is usually because there are insufficient numbers of normal sperm available to fertilise the egg, or a problem with sperm that doesn’t move (swim) well.
We offer a detailed sperm analysis, carried out in our accredited laboratory. Cost of a sperm test £132.
Assessment: if a problem is found with sperm then a consultation will be required to discuss the implications. A physical examination, hormone and genetic tests may also be required.
As women get older, there is a reduction in the number and quality of eggs left in the ovaries. The number of remaining eggs varies from woman and ovarian reserve cannot be determined by age alone.
There is a relatively new blood test available at Fertility Bristol that measures levels of Anti-Mullerian Hormone – or AMH – to give an indication of the number of eggs remaining and reproductive potential.
It is a blood test that can be done at any time during the menstrual cycle, even if you are on the contraceptive pill. It can help predict how many eggs you are likely to obtain in an IVF cycle. It may also identify women who may undergo early menopause, and therefore who may lose their fertility earlier than average.
The cost of the AMH test: £129
One in five women who face fertility problems have a problem with their fallopian tubes.
The tubes can be damaged by adhesions or scar tissue or they can be blocked. These problems can prevent the successful meeting of sperm and egg and therefore cause infertility.
We undertake the following tests to assess your tubes:
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Immune testing and treatment is not required nor appropriate for most patients, however, those with recurrent IVF failure or miscarriage where no other cause is found, it may help improve your chances of success.
Tests include Natural Killer (NK) cell testing in the endometrium or blood.
We undertake several other tests which include: