Basic Infertility Screening
What is a Basic Infertility Evaluation?
A basic infertility screening (BIS) can help men and women learn about their fertility. The test performed for the BIS include:
AMH – The anti-müllerian hormone test is used to measure the AMH in the blood to check a woman’s ovarian function and fertility. The hormone is produced by the reproductive tissues, in the ovaries in females. The amount present varies depending on the age of the woman.
AFC – The antral follicle count is a test that measures the ovarian reserve. Antral follicle count is a transvaginal ultrasound study, performed in the early phase of your menstrual cycle, in which the provider visually counts the number of egg-containing follicles that are developing on both ovaries.
Semen Analysis - A semen analysis is used to determine whether a man might be infertile or unable to get a woman pregnant. The semen analysis consists of a series of tests that evaluate the quality and quantity of the sperm, as well as the semen, the fluid that contains them.