By measuring the amount of this hormone in a woman’s body, a physician can get a good estimate as to supply of eggs remaining, also known as ovarian reserve. This test is different from other tests used to measure ovarian reserve since it does not fluctuate throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle, it can be performed while on oral contraceptives and has been shown to be a tool that can aid in the diagnosis of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). A new potential application of this test is to help predict the onset of menopause.
Assesses the genetic fitness of sperm by helping to determine the odds that a sperm’s DNA will function either normally or abnormally once it has fertilized an egg. Provides information to help select the most appropriate Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) method faster. May also identify physiological (varicocele), or exposure to environmental/occupational reprodcutive toxicants.