What is tested in the Fertility Test Comprehensive Panel?
This blood panel builds on the Fertility Test Advanced Panel and tests your ABO Group & Rh Type, Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), Complete Blood Count (CBC), Estradiol, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Free & Total T4, Free & Total Testosterone, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody, HIV 1 and 2, Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Progesterone, Prolactin, Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR), Rubella Immune Status, Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH), Varicella Zoster Antibody and Vitamin D levels.
Why is the Fertility Test Comprehensive panel important?
Anti-Mullerian Hormone is an ovarian protein that helps determine the ability to produce healthy eggs. Estradiol, FSH, and LH are hormones involved with fertility. Estradiol is the main form of estrogen produced by the follicles and is important in regulating menstrual cycles. FSH stimulates the ovaries to produce the follicle and is a measure of how well the follicles are responding. LH causes release of the egg and transforms the remaining follicle into the corpus luteum to produce progesterone.
Progesterone and Prolactin are also hormones involved with fertility. Progesterone plays a vital role in getting the uterus ready for pregnancy. Higher levels signify that you are in the Luteal phase while lower levels suggest that you are in the Follicular or Ovulation phase. If done on day 21-23 of the menstrual cycle, a progesterone test can confirm ovulation. Prolactin plays important function in lactation and a high Prolactin level may interfere with ovulation.
The Hepatitis B Surface Ag, Hepatitis C Ab, HIV 1/2, RPR, Rubella IgG, and Varicella IgG tests screen for for those infections respectively. These infections can affect the fetus.
The T4 Free and TSH tests assess the function of your thyroid gland. The ABO Group & RH Type checks your blood type and Rh type. The Vitamin D test is the best measure of a body's Vitamin D status
Do I need to prepare for the Fertility Test Panel?
Some specialists will say that this panel is best performed on Day 3 of your period.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Fertility Test Comprehensive Panel is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.