Q&A about fertility Testing
Why should you have fertility diagnostic testing?
Performing fertility diagnostic testing can help you make decisions for your future, by evaluating your fertility potential now. By testing your ovarian reserve we cannot predict the end of your reproductive years, nor can we predict how quickly and when your ovarian reserve will drop in the future. However, fertility diagnostic testing can provide important insights that help you evaluate your fertility options and allow us to help you planning your future fertility plans.
How does fertility diagnostic testing work?
The fertility diagnostic testing at USC is a flat fee of $200 per person that covers the costs of testing your fertility potential. For women that includes the three blood tests and the one ultrasound and for men that includes the semen analysis. Once your tests are completed, your results will be emailed to you within one week. A basic explanation of the results will be provided and a recommendation for consultation will be given if it is deemed advisable. If you decide that you want further discussion of your results and future options, you will need to set up an consultation appointment with a physician.
Do I need to get off of birth control to do fertility diagnostic testing?
You do not need to get off of hormonal contraception in order to do fertility diagnostic testing. However, it is possible that the hormonal birth control could influence the results, but we may not know this until the testing is done.
Can I get the testing if I don’t have regular periods?
Yes, you can get fertility diagnostic testing performed if you don’t have regular periods. If your periods are greater than 45 days apart, you can come in at any time in your cycle for testing, you don’t need to wait for day 3.