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Diagnostic Tests for Fertility

At Shady Grove Fertility, while each patient is on their own unique fertility journey, they all have to make a stop to do diagnostic tests for fertility. Isaac E. Sasson, MD, PhD, of Shady Grove Fertility in Chesterbrook, PA, shares what goes into this testing.

Video: Diagnostic Tests for Fertility

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound of the ovaries is preformed between days 2-4 of your cycle. This test is used to define the Antral Follicle Count or the number of eggs available for pregnancy this month.
  • HSG
    Hysterosalpingogramis an x-ray test that can be performed in our Rockville, GBMC, or Philadelphia area offices. This test gives your physician a picture of your uterus and fallopian tubes. Blockages to the tubes, uterine fibroids, polyps, and adhesions are identified during this test.- Dispelling the HSG Myths.
  • Semen Analysis
    This simple test looks at four unique factors in your partner’s sperm. The first is the volume of ejaculate, then concentration or number of sperm within the sample, motility which is the ability for sperm to move in a forward progression, and morphology which looks at the shape of the sperm. Any aspect of your partner’s sperm that is found to be outside the suggested parameters can point to a male factor infertility diagnosis.

The work-up preformed by SGFC can take as little as 2-3 weeks to complete following the start of your next cycle. The pace of testing is largely set based on the patient’s comfort level. All of the testing at Shady Grove Fertility is preformed on site at your local office with the exception of the HSG which is completed at one of our regional ambulatory surgical centers in Rockville, Towson, or the Philadelphia area.

If you are having trouble conceiving, please schedule an appointment, or speak with one of our New Patient Liaisons at 877-971-7755.


  1. Dr. Vikash Kaushal

    February 12, 2020 - 11:10 am

    Thanks for sharing this useful information with all of us, I really appreciate this blog because you describe briefly in this blog about the diagnostic test for fertility.

  2. Ellen

    July 2, 2019 - 5:04 am

    Thank you, doctor, for such important information. Love your work!

  3. jesse

    October 14, 2015 - 3:48 pm

    I will be turning 30 in few months, my amh level is 0.63%, few months back i got a laproscopy done for endometerois, how many chances are there for me to get pregnant.

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