How Does the Fertility Testing Package Work?
Step 1. Call 650-646-7500 and press option 2 or fill out this form and let us know you’re interested in the Fertility Testing Package* and to get additional information on how to get tested.
Step 2. Call us at the number above to let us know when the first day of your menstrual cycle has started and we will schedule your fertility testing, which will take place on the third day of your period.
Step 3. All your tests will take place at CCRM San Francisco in Menlo Park.
Fertility Blood Tests
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
FSH stimulates the growth of eggs during your menstrual cycle. As a woman ages and the number of eggs declines, FSH levels increase. Increased FSH levels), can indicate that you may have diminished ovarian reserve. When a woman does not get her menses and the levels of FSH are very low, this may be due to a problem with the function of the pituitary gland.
E2 is the companion to FSH and is the ovaries’ method to communicate with the brain. E2 levels increase as an ovarian follicle becomes stimulated and is increasing in size. For evaluation and to ensure the validity of the FSH value, the estradiol level should be under 50 pg/ml. If it is elevated above 50 pg/ml early in the cycle, the ovaries are responding early, and egg quality is potentially decreased.
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
LH tells the ovaries to release a mature egg. This process is called ovulation. High levels of LH could be a sign of a pituitary disorder or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Low levels of LH may be a sign of a pituitary disorder or a hypothalamic problem and can be observed in women with an eating disorder, over-exercising, or high stress levels.
Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)
AMH is the most sensitive hormone marker of fertility potential. It is produced by the granulosa cells which surround and support the early developing eggs in the ovaries. Over a lifetime, as the number of eggs decreases, the granulosa cells decrease and AMH levels decrease. In combination with an antral follicle ultrasound, it provides a reasonable estimate of ovarian reserve (number of eggs remaining in the ovaries).
A transvaginal ultrasound allows us to assess the health of your uterus and ovaries, as well as antral follicle count (AFC). Antral follicles, also known as resting follicles, are the fluid-filled sacs that contain immature eggs that can potentially develop and ovulate in the future.
Step 4. You will have a follow-up telehealth appointment with a CCRM San Francisco physician who will guide you through your test results.
Fertility Testing Package Cost
The total cost of the CCRM San Francisco Fertility Testing Package is $500 (discounted from $1,175) and is cash pay (self-pay) only and not billable to your insurance.
Contact us today and schedule your Fertility Testing!