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16% of Canadians experience fertility challenges during their efforts to become biological parents. Infertility is defined as a lack of conception after one year for those under 35 years of age and after 6 months for those 35 and older. Infertility can be attributed to men or women, a combination of both, and sometimes no specific cause can be diagnosed. For Canadians who are experiencing issues with fertility or for those who are planning pregnancy in the future and seeking insight into their reproductive health, Ichor Health offers a selection of fertility screenings so that couple or individuals can make informed decisions and plans for pregnancy and parenthood.

Know Your Risk

Common causes of infertility in women include:

  • Age and Premature Menopause
  • A History or Active Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Impaired Egg Production
  • Endometriosis
  • Uterine or Fallopian Tube Dysfunctions
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Past Treatments For Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Tobacco and Alcohol Use

Common causes of infertility in men include:

  • Low Sperm Count or Poor Sperm Quality
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Past Treatments For Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • A History or Active Sexually Transmitted Infections

Comprehensive insight into your reproductive help is useful for both men and women wishing to pursue conception. For those who have been trying, unsuccessfully, to become pregnant, this insight can help you and your physician to pursue fertility treatments. For those who are seeking information to help them pursue pregnancy in the future, this insight can help you take steps to achieve optimal reproductive health so that you are prepared for conception when the time is right.

Ichor Health Fertility Screening

Ichor Health offers the following simple blood tests to provide insight into fertility and reproductive health:

  • Testosterone: This test can measure testosterone levels in both males and females. Testosterone is critical for sperm development and a testosterone imbalance can affect libido and cause erectile dysfunction. In females, testosterone is converted into estrogen and regulates fertility and libido, menstrual cycles, and vaginal health.
  • Progesterone: In females progesterone levels can be used to assess fertility, determine if ovulation has occurred, and to determine risk of miscarriage. In males, progesterone can influence sperm production and sperm quality. This test measures progesterone levels in the blood.
  • FSH: Follicle Stimulation Hormone (FSH) is produced by the pituitary gland and is vital for sexual functioning. In females it stimulates egg growth. In males FSH controls sperm production. This test provides critical insight into potential causes of infertility.
  • AMH: Antimullerian Hormone (AMH) is produced in the reproductive tissues of males and females. In women it can be used to measure ovarian reserves and responsiveness to fertility treatments. It can also detect markers for certain conditions that impair fertility such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In men it can be used to assess testicular function and fertility.

Reliable Standard Screening With Advanced Testing Options

We offer a hybrid model of general blood work and public lab services with access to enhanced, private testing. This means that Ichor Health is positioned to provide quick, efficient, and reliable tests when your physician requires, but that we can also offer you access to tools that can provide a more advanced insight into your overall health and wellness. Here is what we offer:

FAQs

Fertility screenings can provide information about your reproductive health even if you have not experienced infertility in the pursuit of conception. These screenings can become a baseline for when you try to conceive in the future, or they can highlight concerns or risks you may not know of so you can get a jump start on optimal health so you are prepared when the time is right to become pregnant.

 

If one partner has one or more risk factors for infertility that may be a good place to start. But infertility can be a very complex condition and often multiple assessments and evaluations are necessary to get all the answers. If both partners are screened, you and your doctor can gain the most comprehensive insight into your fertility as a couple and your journey to fertility can begin right away.

 

Your Partner In Optimal Health

Your Partner In Optimal Health

Ichor Health is committed to providing the highest level of service to our in-clinic, mobile, corporate, and rural lab service clients across Canada. We promise to continue to provide advanced solutions for testing and overall health. We will be here whenever you need lab services, wherever you need them.

Choose Ichor Health as your partner in achieving better health. Call 1-844-424-6728 or contact us online.

Tomorrow’s Advances In Health Screening Available Today

Ichor Health leverages valued partnerships with global testing technology partners to bring Canadians advanced screening tools to aid in achieving optimal health and wellness. Offered alongside excellence in delivering standard lab services, these breakthrough technologies position Ichor Health to be every Canadian’s best option for health testing and screening.

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