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Recommended blood tests for a functional fertility assessment:




Recommended blood tests for a functional fertility assessment:



The following must be tested on cycle day 2 or 3. If you are not experiencing regular periods, it's ok to do a “random draw” at any time:



Luteinizing Hormone (Lh)

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Estradiol (E2)



The following test can be done at any point in the menstrual cycle:


Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)

Prolactin

Testosterone

Vitamin D



It may be necessary to test progesterone (P4) to confirm ovulation. This test must be done 7-10 after ovulation or 7 days before the expected period.



It is recommended that the male partner have 2 semen analysis performed at least 1 month apart. At home tests are acceptable such as:


Legacy- www.givelegacy.com

Fellow- www.meetfellow.com



Most fertility patients should undergo a comprehensive health assessment in addition to hormone testing. These tests can be done at any point in the menstrual cycle and include:


Iron Panel:


Complete blood count with hemoglobin (CBC with Hg)

Serum Iron (serum FE)

Total iron binding capacity (TIBC)

Ferritin



Blood sugar panel:


Fasting glucose

Fasting insulin

Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c)

Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)



Thyroid panel:


Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Total T4 (thyroxine)

T3 Uptake (THBR or T3U)



Additional tests may be recommended based off current presentation and health history.


Please let us know if you have questions or need help interpreting results. You can call or text 479-437-9056 or schedule an appointment online at downtownacupuncture.janeapp.com

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