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A 28-year-old member asked:

Do i have to get blood tests before doing in vitro fertilization?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Opsahl
Fertility Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Ivf is a complicated treatment and tests needed to start. Tests of egg quality (amh, fsh, afc) help predict success and pick stim protocol; sperm tests help decide icsi (sperm injection for fertilization); test of uterus (hsg, sis) tells us about uterine receptivity; and other tests predict safe pregnancy (tsh, hiv, cf, etc). Brief list but tests help us make ivf work and get healthy pg.
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Dr. Steven Lindheim
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: Every program has different requirments but we do 1. Blood work for egg markers 2. Blood for implantation markers 3. Sexually transmitted disease blod 4. Cavity assessment 5. Semen analysis.
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 50 years experience
Required before IVF: Many units required some blood test prior to ivf to determine that; 1. You are capable to conceiving (you are ovulating) and 2. That you don't have a std. Clearly if you aren't ovulating you need a donor's egg to conceive, and if you have an std it should be treated pre pregnancy.
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Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
often your general health and immunization status is also reviewed. Your family history and your partners will also be examined.
Feb 19, 2012

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