General Screening Tests (Infectious, Genetic)
- Infectious Screen (Chlamydia antibody, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Syphilis serology, HIV): having one of these organisms or viruses could adversely affect your treatment outcome, pregnancy, and your general health if left undiscovered or untreated. All of these infections with the exception of gonorrhea may go undetected for periods of time without adequate testing.
- Pre-Pregnancy Screen (Complete Blood count, Blood type & Rh Factor, Rubella titer) These tests are performed in order to avoid serious complications to the fetus during pregnancy and screen for anemia and possible other heritable disorders. While most people have been immunized for Rubella, in some cases a booster will be required to provide adequate coverage.
- Pituitary/Thyroid Screening (Prolactin, TSH, Free thyroxin): hormonal tests which screen for abnormalities that can effect your treatment or pregnancy.
- Genetic (Tay Sach’s, Cystic fibrosis, Sickle Cell): if your history suggests that you may be at risk for certain genetic, autoimmune diseases, or medical diseases, other tests may be ordered prior to initiating the cycle.
- Pap Smear – should be up-to-date per American College of Obstetric & Gynecology standards (usually within the year).
- Breast Screening Mammogram – age appropriate.