April 1st 2020
Exams to be performed in case of infertility

Main exams to be performed before an ART technique (IVF or others)

A clinical examination is always essential, depending on the context a minimum assessment is advised.


For the woman :

  • A vaginal sample (with antibiogram)
  • Serologies of chlamydiae, HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and C
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG) to asses the fallopian tubes
  • Pelvic and endovaginal ultrasound
  • Hormonal assessment depending on the context: prolactin, FSH LH, Oestradiol
  • Blood group test and an electrophoresis of hemoglobin
  • Transfer test (to be performed at the clinic).
  • Hysteroscopy (to be performed at the clinic).


For the partner:

  • Semen analysis (spermogram) with culture and antibiogram
  • Serologies of chlamydiae, syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B and C
  • Blood group test, an electrophoresis of hemoglobin
  • Hormonal dosages possibly