Required Tests

Before you can have treatment at the ARGC we need the results of various blood tests. We can organise these for you on the day of consultation but you will have to pay for them. Alternatively your GP may be able to organise these tests for you (although the GP is under no obligation to do so) so that you can bring the results with you to your consultation.

The tests required are as follows: –

For both partners:

  • HIV 1& 2 antibodies
  • Hepatitis C antibodies
  • Hepatitis B surface antigen
  • Hepatitis B core antibody

Please note that the above blood tests must be undertaken in a UK registered laboratory and the results will only be accepted if they are on headed paper and/or stamped and signed by your GP.

Be also aware that they need to be updated every 12 months.

For the female:

  • Blood tests
  • Rubella status
  • Full blood count (Haemoglobin)
  • Thyroid function test
  • AMH (Anti Mullerin Hormone)
  • Swabs and urine tests
  • High vaginal swab
  • Chlamydia
  • Ureaplasma and mycoplasma

The hormone levels below are to be taken all together on day 1, 2 or 3 of your period:-

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • Lutenising Hormone
  • Oestrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Prolactin