Biochemical Investigation of Infertility
Infertility is defined as a failure to conceive after one year of regular unprotected intercourse in women <35 years, and in women aged >35 years, after six months of unprotected intercourse. With the average age
of first pregnancies now being 30 years, infertility and its investigation is becoming more common.
It should be initiated sooner in women with irregular menstrual cycles or known risk factors for infertility including endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or reproductive tract malformations.
Female infertility, male infertility or a combination of both has notably increased with an estimated 10-18% couples having trouble getting pregnant or having a successful delivery.
About the Author
Aaron has dual fellowships in Chemical pathology and Endocrinology and has been widely published in both disciplines. His particular interests are endocrine hypertension, adrenal, pituitary and calcium metabolism disorders, diabetes and gestational diabetes. Aaron is Head of Biochemistry at Clinipath Pathology, and also sees patient for endocrinology consultations at the WA Specialist Clinic in Osborne Park.
- Infertility assessment involves both female and male partners.
- Evaluation includes a comprehensive history and physical exam.
- Semen analysis, ovulatory status by history or lab testing and checking tubal patency are the ‘basics’.
- Ovarian reserve is assessed with AMH, day 3 FSH and E2 levels.
- Cytology Pap Smear Audit
- Posted By Abbott Pathology
- Posted Date: 2020-12-09
- Doctors will have the availability to assess their identification, detection, diagnostic accuracy