Pregnaclinic is offering an Ovary Reserve health check for women. ?The blood test is taken at the start of your menstrual cycle (on day 3) and typically measure levels of the hormones:
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)- helps control a woman?s menstrual cycle and the production of eggs.
By measuring a woman’s baseline FSH on day 3 of the cycle, we get an indication as to whether she has normal “ovarian reserve (ie determine your ovaries’ ability to produce eggs)
If the baseline FSH is elevated the ovarian reserve ?is reduced (sometimes the egg quality is also reduced).
Estradiol-. Testing this hormone is also is quite important as is used to measure a woman?s ovarian reserve and to evaluate the quality of the eggs. It can also help to determine if your?FSH test was accurate or not.
Blood estradiol level on day 3 of the menstrual cycle is a way to potentially discover some of those women with a normal day 3 FSH that may in fact have decreased egg quantity and quality.?What we want on day three is a low FSH level in conjunction with a low estradiol level. If the FSH is normal but the estradiol level is elevated, the elevated estradiol will often be artificially “suppressing” the FSH level down to the normal range.
There is some evidence that an elevated day 3 estradiol indicates a problem with ovarian reserve. This is sometimes the case, but often the issue is just that the elevated estrogen level is “masking” the potential for detecting low reserve by suppressing FSH into the normal range.
Who is this for & Importance
For woman who want to assess their ovarian reserve and ovary production heath, which greatly impact on the women?s ability to conceive.
This test in important particularly. For women who are having problems with becoming pregnant after unprotected sex and suspect they may have infertility issues.
And women who are over the age of 35 who are planning for a baby or currently trying.
Take this day 3 of your menstrual cycle to optimally and accurately assess your ovarian reserve
Turnaround Time: 2-3 days
Turnaround Time express: 2-3 day