Testing & Diagnostics

Diagnosis of infertility causes requires comprehensive testing on both the female and male partners. On the female side, infertility testing usually involves hormonal testing to determine the patient's ovarian reserve, diagnostic imaging to see if there are any anatomical problems (such as blocked fallopian tubes or uterine fibroids), and immunological testing to rule out any maternal autoimmunity. Knowing the root cause of a couple's infertility is the first step toward successful fertility treatment. CHR physicians perform almost all diagnostic imaging themselves rather than referring patients to outside imaging centers, so that we can be sure we have the most accurate diagnosis of infertility.

Laboratory Services

Laboratory Services are crucial for any infertility center. While many fertility programs outsource all of their laboratory work, CHR strongly believes that key laboratory tests should be performed in-house. CHR maintains its own andrology laboratory services, which are also available to physicians outside of CHR. We also maintain our own endocrinology laboratory and one of the leading specialty laboratories in reproductive immunology. Our in-house laboratories have the added benefit of convenience to local patients, who don't have to go to a separate laboratories to have their necessary tests done.

All of CHR's laboratory services are primarily meant to benefit CHR patients but are available to patients of other physicians as well.

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Last Updated: November 15, 2014

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