In the case of suspected infertility, the first step is the comprehensive diagnostics of the couple – this relates not only to the tests recommended separately to a female and male partner, but also the tests which should be performed by both partners together.
INVICTA recommends performing the diagnosis of both partners prior to the commencement of the treatment process.
TESTS FOR THE COUPLE – ACCORDING TO THE DOCTOR’S RECOMMENDATIONS ISSUED AFTER THE CONSULTATION
POST-COITAL TEST (PCT).
This test allows to evaluate the viability of the sperm cells in the cervical mucus and to determine their penetration ability. The test should be performed during “fertile days” (confirmed in ultrasound examination and/or hormone tests), after 6-8 hours from coitus. The number of motile and immotile sperm cells in the assessed specimen of the cervical mucus is assessed.
ANTI-SPERM ANTIBODIES TEST
The examination of the presence of anti-sperm antibodies is performed on the basis of the specimen of the patient’s or her partner’s blood serum, cervical mucus or semen. The examination can be performed on the basis of two possible tests: indirect (with the sperm cells of anonymous donor) and direct test (with the partner’s sperm cells). Each test allows to determine, as the percentage, the amount of three classes of anti-sperm antibodies: IgM, IgA and IgG.