Fertility diagnosis and testing
At CREATE, diagnosis is the cornerstone of everything we do. We believe that accurate diagnosis is absolutely key to providing the best treatment and advice. Our Senior Medical Directors, Professors Stuart Campbell and Geeta Nargund, are foremost experts in using ultrasound scanning to deliver comprehensive and quick fertility diagnosis. We therefore take scanning very seriously, and have invested in high quality scanning machines and specialist training for all of our practitioners. As well as scanning, we offer a range of other diagnostic tests and procedures, including Hysteroscopy, AMH and Thyroid blood tests, HyCosy and various Genetic Tests. One of Doctors will be able to advise you if you may benefit from additional tests during your Consultation.
Couples fertility MOT: This appointment lasts one hour and includes a fertility scan and a consultation. The scan is used to assess ovarian reserve and also to check for obstructions in the uterus such as cysts, polyps or fibroids. Our unique scans also use 3D and Doppler studies to assess the blood flow to the follicles, ovaries and womb lining, as well as looking at these in 3D. Following this scan the doctor will go through the results with you and discuss your medical history in the consultation. The doctor will inform you of your fertility status and give you advice. Couples wishing to have an MOT together can come in for the Couples MOT which includes a semen analysis and a joint consultation.
Male MOT: Men who wish to check their fertility status can attend the clinic for a detailed semen analysis which includes density, morphology and mobility.
AMH blood test: Anti-mullerian hormone or ‘AMH’ is a hormone released by developing follicles in the ovaries. Taking an AMH blood test to reveal the levels of AMH in the blood is therefore a good indication of ovarian reserve.
Hysteroscopy: This is a process whereby a small camera is passed inside the uterus and used to check for conditions that affect the uterus such as polyps, fibroids and scarring of the uterus.
Hysterocontrastsonography (HyCosy): The Hycosy procedure is used to assess the viability of the fallopian tubes. Dye is injected into the uterus and is tracked using ultrasound to see whether the fallopian tubes are clear and the eggs are able to pass through to the uterus.
Genetic Testing: At CREATE we offer a range of genetic testing such as karyotyping, which examines the structure of the chromosomes in DNA and checks for inherited disease.
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