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Tests for Infertility

To diagnose the cause of infertility in women, experts at the NYU Langone Fertility Center may perform several different tests. These include the following:

  • hormonal testing to determine how well the 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 whether the fallopian tubes are functioning properly and whether the uterus is normally shaped
  • genetic carrier testing to determine whether an individual or couple is at risk for passing on a hereditary condition

Dr. Elizabeth Fino and Dr. James Grifo at the Fertility Center

Dr. Elizabeth Fino and Dr. James Grifo discuss a case at the Fertility Center.

We also test individuals and couples for infections, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B and C, 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.