When you have difficulties conceiving, finding out why can be as complex as overcoming the challenges. At CARE Fertility in Bedford or Fort Worth, Texas, the highly skilled team provides comprehensive diagnostic testing for men and women. To find the cause of your infertility with cutting-edge diagnostic testing, call one of the offices today or book an appointment online.
Diagnostic testing helps the CARE Fertility providers determine what’s causing your infertility.
The team offers a full range of on-site diagnostic fertility tests for convenient, rapid results. Since 40% of infertile couples have problems because of male factor infertility, diagnostic testing covers both men and women.
The range of tests for male infertility available at CARE Fertility includes:
The team uses cutting-edge computer-assisted semen analysis (CASA) to accurately estimate sperm quantity and quality. CASA is one of the most advanced diagnostic tools available for testing male infertility. It’s far more precise than the manual analysis methods used by commercial labs.
The team uses CASA to study recorded video images of your sperm through a powerful microscope. A high-speed computer system digitizes and analyzes the images to assess sperm motility (how well they move), including the speed and straightness of movement.
All men have some DNA fragments and whole DNA strands in their sperm. This is normal, but above a certain level, fragmentation means sperm is less likely to create a healthy embryo. Sperm DNA fragmentation reduces fertility and increases a woman’s risk of miscarriage.
CARE Fertility offers key hormonal tests for women, including:
The CARE Fertility team uses the state-of-the-art Roche Diagnostics system for all hormonal testing. They can obtain results 1-2 hours after you provide a blood sample.
You could require multiple tests; other diagnostic testing you may need includes:
Digital 3D and 4D ultrasounds are available in every exam room at CARE Fertility. An ultrasound uses sound waves to generate an image (sonogram) of your uterus and ovaries.
A transvaginal pelvic sonogram is an important initial diagnostic test. It helps your doctor at CARE Fertility to detect problems with the anatomy or structure of your uterus. Sonograms also measure a woman’s egg reserve to monitor the effectiveness of fertility drugs and to monitor early pregnancy.
HSG is the most common study for evaluating female pelvic abnormalities. The test involves injecting dye through your cervix under fluoroscopic (moving X-ray) monitoring. HSG is the gold standard for checking fallopian tube openness.
Hysteroscopy is the most accurate way to see if there are any problems in your uterus. This procedure uses an instrument fitted with a light and camera that passes through the cervix into your uterus.
Both men and women might require tests for levels of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and testosterone.
CARE Fertility performs all of its diagnostic testing on-site. This is far more convenient than traveling elsewhere for your fertility tests, and you get your results very quickly.
To find out more, call CARE Fertility today or book an appointment online.