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Fertility doctors use a range of blood tests and surgical tests to investigate fertility issues.

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If blood tests and other diagnostic tests do not determine the cause of your infertility, your health care professional may suggest one or two surgical tests to try to diagnose or treat the problem. One test lets the doctor see inside the uterus and the other shows the outside of the uterus, the ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

The AMH test (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) is a blood test to help the fertility doctor assess the woman's ovarian reserve. The test measures the levels of AMH in a woman's blood and is helpful in determining whether a woman has premature ovarian aging (diminished ovarian reserve) or premature ovarian failure.

What it FSH? What is High FSH? FSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. FSH causes follicles - the sacs in your ovaries that contain eggs - to grow. FSH is the primary hormone responsible for producing eggs. In men, FSH is necessary for sperm production. When Should You Have FSH Levels Checked?

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What is Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening with IVF?

Comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) is not preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), explains Dr. Martin Freedman, a fertility doctor with RMA of Philadelphia. Instead, it determines whether embryos have a normal chromosomal makeup.

How is CCS Incorporated into an IVF Cycle?

With comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS), day 5 embryos, known as blastocysts are biopsied, and then transferred on day 6 of the cycle, explains Dr. Martin Freedman, a fertility doctor with RMA of Philadelphia. If day 6 embryos are biopsied, they are cryopreserved for a frozen embryo transfer.

Who Should Consider Carrier Screening Prior to Pregnancy?

Everyone who is trying to get pregnant should have carrier screening to determine if they are at risk for passing on a heritable disease to their child, says Alexander Bisignago, CEO of Recombine.