Tests for Infertility

To diagnose the cause of infertility, experts at the NYU Langone Fertility Center may perform several different tests.

These include the following:

  • hormonal testing to determine how well a woman’s ovaries are functioning
  • pelvic exam and ultrasound to assess the health and function of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries
  • Hysterogram, saline-infusion ultrasound, or FemVue® testing to determine if a woman’s fallopian tubes are functioning properly and if the uterus is normally shaped
  • genetic carrier testing to determine whether a woman or man is at risk for passing on a hereditary condition

We also test for infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-cell lymphocyte virus types 1 and 2, and syphilis. Immunity testing for diseases that can affect pregnancy is also performed. These diseases include measles, cytomegalovirus, varicella (chicken pox), and rubella.

Learn more about tests to diagnose infertility in women.