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Testing Services

Targeted Infertility Testing Leads to Success

Dr. David. T. Vandermolen and ArkLaTex Fertility and Reproductive Medicine understand how important it is for you to have and hold a child of your own. 

Before we create a plan of action, we need a complete picture of your health in order to understand the particular issues you face.  Dr. Vandermolen and the ArkLaTex Fertility treatment team will meet with you and begin an initial health workup.  It’s important that we get to the root cause or causes of why our patients are unable to have a child, whether the problem is male infertility, female infertility or both. 

There are a number of tests associated with infertility and its treatment. At ArkLaTex Fertility, we recommend one or more of the following studies:

  • Hormone studies, which can be performed via blood tests.  At specific times during the menstrual cycle, a blood test can allow us to measure hormone levels, ovarian reserve and whether or not ovulation occurred. 

Semen analysis and andrology testing provides accurate diagnoses of male infertility, enabling the ArkLaTex Fertility team to recommend the proper course of treatment.

  • A pelvic ultrasound allows Dr. Vandermolen to examine the ovaries and uterus and determine if there are any uterine abnormalities that could affect implantation or pregnancy.  It is also a method for assessing ovarian activity and ruling out cases of moderate or severe endometriosis.
  • A hysterosalpingogram test is given to determine structural abnormalities of the uterus and fallopian tubes. Uterine abnormalities can affect implantation and pregnancy, and tubal patency is required for natural conception to occur.
  • A saline sonogram is a diagnostic test for a uterine cavity evaluation, and can rule out the existence of any uterine abnormalities.
  • A diagnostic laparoscopy enables Dr. Vandermolen to identify scar tissue, adhesions, endometriosis and fibroids, and possibly treat them at the same time. 

Most testing, including semen analysis, and blood tests, cause little to no discomfort.  Fertility tests such as a hysterosalpingogram or a laparoscopy may cause discomfort, and in those cases, local or general anesthesia is administered.
Please contact our fertility specialists at ArkLaTex Fertility to discuss your situation and determine if fertility testing may be appropriate for you or your partner.