A basic assessment is done to a couple who after a thorough medical history presented no previous history that make us suspect a certain risk factor that may be causing infertility, in an apparently healthy couple.
In women the assessment includes an ultrasound scan at the beginning of her menstrual cycle to assess the number of follicles that are in both ovaries and the uterus morphology to rule out conditions such as fibroids or polyps. In some cases ultrasound scan should be supplemented with a diagnostic hysteroscopy. This is a test that allows us to assess the internal cavity of the uterus (endometrium) and collect biological samples to rule out chronic infections that may impede the implementation of analytical embryos. We also request a basic blood sample to assess ovarian function.
In the male partner the assessment includes a semen analysis to assess mobility, morphology and sperm count. This test requires between three and five days of sexual abstinence, and that the sample is collected by masturbation in sterile conditions that will be indicated.