Pre-IVF Screening

Pre-IVF Screening Requirements

In order to maximize pregnancy rates it is important to perform testing on both partners to ensure that the sperm, ovulatory and uterine environments are optimized. All of the test results are necessary and should be current (within one year of treatment).

Female Screening Requirements:

  • Blood Tests:

Day 3 (of un-medicated cycle) FSH and Estradiol levels
Rubella titre
HIV I and II
HTLV I and II
Hepatitis B surface antigen
Hepatitis C
Syphilis

  • Pelvic ultrasound to rule out ovarian cysts, fibroids, polyps and hydrosalpinges (fluid filled tubes)
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG), sonohysterogram (SHG)  or hysteroscopy to evaluate the uterine cavity and tubal patency.

Male Screening Requirements:

  • Semen Analysis (a sample produced at our lab is preferred) with antisperm antibody testing
  • Blood Tests:

HIV I and II
HTLV I and II
Hepatitis B surface antigen
Hepatitis C
Syphilis

  • Blood tests for cystic fibrosis and karyotype may be required if the semen analysis shows low numbers and ICSI is required.

Note: Additional tests and counseling are required for the use of donor sperm.