Infertility Diagnostic Testing

There are many diagnostic tests that can provide answers about your fertility, including blood tests, ultrasounds, X-rays, procedures to look at the cervix, uterus, and pelvis, and semen analysis. Learn more about reproductive health conditions that can impact fertility and cause problems with achieving pregnancy.

Basic fertility evaluation

We run a variety of tests to find answers about what might be impacting fertility and move forward with the best treatment plan. These may include:

  • Blood tests to evaluate levels of:
    • Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH). This is the best way to predict the quantity of eggs available for fertilization (also known as ovarian reserve).
    • Estradiol (E2), the main form of estrogen in your body during your reproductive years.
    • Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). This hormone is released by the brain to make ovarian follicles grow, develop, and produce a mature egg.
    • Luteinizing hormone (LH). This hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and triggers ovulation (when the ovaries release a mature egg) at high enough levels 
    • Progesterone (P4), a hormone that can determine if ovulation happened.
    • Prolactin, a hormone that regulates breast milk production and can impact fertility if it is too high.
    • Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This hormone regulates metabolism and can impact fertility if it is too high or too low.
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG),  a test that uses dye and an X-ray that looks at the uterus to detect irregularities and to see if the fallopian tubes are open.
  • Saline sonohysterogram, an ultrasound-based test that looks at the uterus to detect irregularities and to see if the fallopian tubes are open.
  • Semen analysis, a lab test that examines a semen sample under a microscope to check count, activity (motility), and shape (morphology).

Why choose the AHN Center for Reproductive Medicine for fertility evaluation and diagnostic testing?

AHN offers fertility testing and treatment plans, as well as fertility preservation services, to heterosexual couples, same-sex couples, and single-intending parents. We are here to help you achieve your family building goals.

Our approach

We take the time to get to know you and your family and understand your specific challenges and needs in order to provide you with compassionate care. Because everyone’s situation is unique, we work with you to tailor a treatment that matches your goals and elevates your chances of success with the latest, most advanced technology and surgical techniques.

Our expertise

Our team of experienced fertility specialists completes three years of specialized training in a fertility-focused fellowship, in addition to standard OB-GYN training. We also have special expertise in the surgical treatment of uterine abnormalities, fibroids, endometriosis, polyps, and other reproductive problems.

We bring this expertise to a dedicated team of reproductive surgeons, urologists, OB-GYNs, family physicians, and other referring physicians that helps you build your family faster.

Our state-of-the-art location

The AHN Center for Reproductive Medicine, located at the North Fayette Health + Wellness Pavilion, offers a team of highly experienced fertility specialists focused on providing compassionate and personalized care. Our clinical offices and outpatient surgery facility are under one roof with a dedicated entrance for fertility patients, making it easier than ever to get the care you need.

How to make an appointment

In most cases, you need to make an appointment with your primary care physician or OB-GYN to discuss your health concerns and their impact on your fertility. They will help you determine if and when to seek fertility treatment at the AHN Center for Reproductive Medicine. When it is time for that next step, call (412) 847-1166 to schedule a new patient visit.

Current patients who need to cancel or reschedule an upcoming appointment, please call at least 24 hours before you are scheduled.

Connect with MyChart

The AHN Center for Reproductive Medicine uses the AHN MyChart patient portal to send important information related to your care. You can also use MyChart to ask nonurgent questions, request prescription refills, or pay a medical bill for any of your AHN health care providers. You can sign up for a free MyChart account with an access code from your provider or without one . Once you’ve created an account, download the MyChart app for on-the-go convenience.