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Fertility Testing at CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, VA

Serving The Virginia Beach & Hampton Roads Area

If you’re eager to start expanding your family but are nervous and unclear where to start, CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach’s local team of fertility experts are here to support you with comprehensive fertility testing. This crucial step allows our fertility specialists to assess your reproductive health thoroughly and craft a personalized treatment plan aimed at fulfilling your dream of parenthood. Our commitment to advancing reproductive health research, combined with our consistently high success rates, reinforces our reputation as a leading choice for fertility services.

Whether it’s our traditional testing process or our One-Day Fertility Testing options, discover the difference at CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach. Schedule your appointment or visit our local clinic today, and take the first step towards bringing your dream of family closer to reality.


Fertility Testing Services for Women Offered at CCRM of Virginia Beach

Navigating the path to parenthood can be complex, but at CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, we’re here to provide clarity and support every step of the way. Our comprehensive fertility testing services for women are designed not just to diagnose but to empower you with knowledge and personalized treatment options.

Hormone Blood Tests

Understanding your hormonal health is a foundation of fertility assessment. At CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, we offer an array of hormone blood tests to evaluate your reproductive potential:

  • Day 3 Tests: Conducted on the third day of your menstrual cycle, these tests are pivotal in assessing ovarian reserve and function.
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH): Reflects the quantity and quality of your ovarian reserve.
  • Estradiol (E2): Assesses ovarian health and egg quality.
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH): Crucial for ovulation, indicating egg release and preparation for implantation.
  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH): This test, which can be performed at any point in your cycle, gives insight into the remaining quantity of eggs.

Physical Examinations

Our physical examinations are thorough and tailored to your comfort, providing essential insights into your reproductive anatomy:

  • Transvaginal Ultrasound: This imaging test offers a detailed look at your ovaries, uterus, and follicles, identifying any structural barriers to fertility.
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): An X-ray technique that evaluates the shape of the uterus and the openness of the fallopian tubes, crucial for egg and sperm meeting.
  • Hysteroscopy: A direct examination of the uterine cavity to detect and sometimes treat abnormalities that could impact fertility.
  • Laparoscopy: A minimally invasive procedure offering a comprehensive view of the pelvic organs, identifying endometriosis, fibroids, and other conditions.
  • Saline Infusion Sonohysterography (SIS): This procedure enhances ultrasound imaging to better identify uterine abnormalities.
  • Endometrial Biopsy: Tests the lining of the uterus (endometrium) for health and receptivity to implantation.

Fertility Testing Services for Men Offered at CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach

At CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, we recognize the crucial role male fertility plays in the journey towards parenthood. Our comprehensive suite of fertility testing services for men is designed with empathy and precision, aiming to provide clear insights and supportive guidance. Whether you’re facing challenges in conceiving or simply wish to understand your fertility health, our team is here to assist you with advanced diagnostic tools and a compassionate approach.

Semen Analysis:

The following tests provide a comprehensive overview of male reproductive health, offering a starting point for understanding and addressing fertility issues.

  • Concentration: Measures the number of sperm present in the semen, indicating the volume available for fertilization.
  • Motility/Movement: Assesses how well sperm move, a critical factor in their ability to reach and fertilize an egg.
  • Morphology: Examines the shape and structure of sperm, which affects their ability to penetrate and fertilize an egg.

Additional Assessments of Male Fertility

Beyond semen analysis, we offer a range of specialized tests to diagnose potential issues:

  • Antisperm Antibody Test: Detects immune system responses against sperm, which can hinder their movement and function.
  • Sperm DNA Fragmentation Analysis: Assesses the integrity of sperm DNA, crucial for healthy embryo development.
  • Culture of Semen for Infections: Identifies bacterial or viral infections that could impact sperm health or motility.
  • Binding Studies and Penetration Assays: Evaluate the ability of sperm to bind to and penetrate an egg, essential steps in successful fertilization.
  • Hormonal Evaluations: Hormone levels play a significant role in sperm production and health. We assess key hormones to identify imbalances that could affect fertility.

Fertility Testing Services for Trans People at CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach

At CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, we understand the unique fertility needs and concerns of trans people and gender queer individuals.Our team is dedicated to offering gender inclusive, supportive, and personalized care, ensuring that you feel understood and valued throughout your fertility assessment process. These specialized services are designed to support and respect your unique path, offering personalized care and detailed insights into your fertility options

Fertility Testing Services Tailored for Trans Women

  • Semen Analysis: An integral part of assessing fertility potential, this test examines sperm health, focusing on key factors such as concentration, motility, and morphology. It provides essential insights into the viability of sperm, laying the groundwork for informed fertility planning and decision-making.
  • Hormonal Assessments: Our comprehensive blood work evaluates hormone levels, including estrogen and testosterone, to gain a deeper understanding of your reproductive health. These evaluations are crucial for crafting a fertility plan that aligns with your transition journey and personal goals, ensuring that every step taken is in harmony with your overall well-being..

Fertility Testing Services Tailored for Trans Men

  • Transvaginal Ultrasound: This essential imaging test offers comprehensive views of reproductive organs, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. It plays a crucial role in evaluating organ health and functionality, providing insights necessary for informed fertility planning.
  • Hormonal Evaluations: Our thorough blood work process assesses hormone levels to understand the overall health of your reproductive system. This evaluation is key to determining any necessary adjustments in your journey towards achieving fertility goals, ensuring that your treatment plan is both effective and aligned with your needs.
  • In-Office Hysteroscopy: With this direct examination of the uterine cavity, we can identify and address any issues that may impact fertility. This procedure is instrumental in creating a clear path forward for those seeking to understand their fertility options better.
  • Hysterosalpingogram (HSG): This diagnostic X-ray test is critical for assessing the uterus and fallopian tubes’ shape and functionality. Understanding the structural integrity of these organs is vital for anyone looking to explore their fertility potential fully.

At CCRM Fertility of  Virginia Beach, we’re here to support all individuals and couples on their path to parenthood, offering tailored assessments and treatments that align with your unique needs and life experiences and causes of infertility. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can assist you in your fertility journey.


Meet Our Virginia Beach Fertility Specialists

Robin Poe-Zeigler
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Fertility Testing Process at CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach

Traditional Fertility Testing Process at CCRM

Begin your journey with a comprehensive consultation at CCRM Fertility. Our experts conduct the appropriate diagnostic tests above and begin to address your specific fertility needs.

Your dedicated team at CCRM, including fertility specialists, genetic counselors, nurses, psychologists, and coordinators, will support you through the complexities of third-party reproduction, ensuring a seamless and guided experience.

One-Day Fertility Testing

CCRM offers a unique One-Day Fertility Testing program designed to streamline the fertility testing process, allowing patients to complete a comprehensive series of tests in just a single appointment. 

This program includes a nurse consult, baseline ultrasound, semen analysis, communicable disease testing (such as HIV or Hepatitis), preconception testing to identify medical conditions that could impact fertility, genetic carrier screening, and a physician regroup to discuss results and next steps. This efficient approach is aimed at getting patients on the fastest track to parenthood, with CCRM’s labs adhering to the highest standards to ensure precise treatment plans and maximize chances of a healthy pregnancy. Patients have praised the program for its organization, efficiency, and the personalized care they received, highlighting the comfort and confidence they felt in our hands. 

The One-Day Work-Up is available at select locations, including CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, and it may take up to 2 weeks to receive all test results. 


FAQs about Fertility Testing in Virginia Beach, VA

Q: How much does fertility testing cost in Virginia Beach, VA?

A: At CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, VA, we strive to provide transparent pricing information upfront. While costs can range depending on the complexity of the assessment, the average span of our fertility testing cost [X] we’re committed to offering competitive rates and will work with you to understand your financial options, ensuring that you can access the care you need without undue stress.

Q: Is Fertility Testing Covered by Insurance in Virginia Beach, VA?

A: Coverage for fertility testing by insurance can differ significantly depending on your insurance provider and plan. At CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, our dedicated financial counselors are here to help you navigate your insurance benefits, assisting in determining what aspects of fertility testing are covered under your plan. We aim to maximize your coverage and minimize out-of-pocket expenses, making the process as smooth as possible.


  • Aetna – PPO / POS
  • BC/BS – PPO / POS / HMO (i.e. Healthkeepers)
  • Cigna – PPO / POS / HMO
  • Carrot
  • Coresource
  • Fed BC/Bs
  • First Health
  • Golden Rule
  • Kindbody
  • Maven
  • Optimum Choice
  • Oxford Health
  • PHCS
  • Progyny
  • Sentara
  • Unicare
  • UHC – PPO’s
  • VHN
  • WINFertility

TRICARE: While we do not currently participate with Tricare, we do honor Tricare allowables for covered services.

CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach also offers Military discounts on non-covered ART services.

Q: Is fertility testing worth it?

A: Absolutely. Fertility testing is a valuable step for anyone considering starting or growing their family, especially if you’ve encountered challenges in doing so. These tests provide essential insights into your reproductive health, helping identify any underlying issues early on. With this knowledge, you can make informed decisions about your fertility journey, explore treatment options, and increase your chances of achieving your family-building goals.

Q: Where can I find the best fertility doctors?

A: CCRM Fertility of  Virginia Beach is home to some of the nation’s top fertility specialists, recognized for their expertise, research contributions, and patient care excellence. Our team has been honored with numerous local awards, reflecting our commitment to achieving the best outcomes for our patients [list them & link to them if possible]. When choosing CCRM, you’re choosing a team that’s not only at the forefront of fertility science but also deeply committed to your personal journey.

Q: If my doctor says I’m infertile, what do I do?

A: Receiving news of infertility can be challenging, but it’s not the end of the road. At CCRM Fertility of Virginia Beach, we specialize in providing hope and solutions for those diagnosed with infertility. Our approach combines advanced reproductive technologies, personalized treatment plans, and supportive counseling to address both the physical and emotional aspects of your journey. We encourage you to reach out to us for a consultation, where we can discuss your diagnosis in detail and explore the best path forward together.

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