Further Investigation

 We may also need to do some other tests which could include:

For the Female

  • Further hormone measurements
  • A dye test of the fallopian tubes
  • A laparoscopy to investigate the fallopian tubes

For the Male

  • Hormone measurements
  • A repeat or more detailed semen analysis
  • A testicular biopsy 

 

Some of these investigations may already have been undertaken before you were referred to the RFC.

If you are referred from your GP
Your GP may only carry out basic initial tests such as hormone blood tests before making a referral.

If you are referred from a hospital gynaecology clinic
As a couple you may have a range of investigations carried out in a gynaecology clinic and then be referred to the RFC because it is clear that you require one of the treatments provided by the RFC or for further investigations by a specialist fertility consultant.

It is important to understand that not every patient needs all tests and you will have a plan made at your first visit with an explanation given as to why certain tests are or are not necessary depending on your own particular situation.