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Our fertility test is perfect for patients who wish to check their current fertility
This unique service allows you to visit our fertility centre and get a clearer picture of your current fertility and what your potential future fertility may look like.
A Fertility MOT is a series of tests that will help you to understand your fertility and ability to conceive. We have three tests to choose from for women, men, and couples.
Female Fertility MOT / Test
Female fertility test, or Fertility MOT, will help you to understand your fertility status. It will help you to understand your ability to conceive. Some women use this to decide whether to delay having a baby until the time is right (often if they are yet to find the right partner). For many women, it is also the first step in deciding whether to have egg freezing or treatment using donor sperm. This appointment will help you make the decision about whether you need treatment and what would be right for you.
What to expect
The pelvic ultrasound scan is an internal scan of the womb and the ovaries. Although for some women this may be a little uncomfortable it will allow us to get a much better result than with an abdominal scan. The results of these tests will then be ready for a consultation with a fertility specialist.
The results of your tests will be discussed with your consultant who will advise you on your fertility status as well as provide advice on any changes that may be required to your lifestyle to improve your health and maximise your fertility potential. They will also discuss with you if any assistance that may be needed to help you conceive. If you require fertility treatment, The Sussex Downs Fertility Centre offers a personalised care plan to give you the very best chance of pregnancy. A cost of treatment, including the cost of medication, will be given to you following your initial consultation.
Male Fertility MOT / Test
A male fertility test will help you to understand your fertility status with the results from your semen analysis. Common causes of male infertility are associated with sperm abnormalities, the initial investigations for the male includes semen analysis which examines the density (sperm count), morphology (shape), mobility of sperm and whether or not there are any infections or anti-sperm bodies present.
What to expect
You will be asked to attend the centre to provide a semen sample; the analysis takes place immediately after production. Prior to your appointment, you must ensure to abstain from any form of sexual activity for three days (72 hours) so we obtain the best possible sample from you. The appointment will last no longer than 30 minutes. In some cases, it is possible for you to produce a sample at home, however, you will be given instructions.
When the results of your semen analysis are ready, you can discuss them with a fertility specialist. The specialist will also discuss your medical history and lifestyle and advise you on your fertility and any changes you may need to make to maximise your fertility potential.
Couples Fertility MOT / Test
A joint Fertility MOT test comprises a combination of the female and male tests. It provides you with information to enable you to understand your ability to conceive.
For lesbian same sex couples, we also offer a female couples Fertility MOT test. This enables both partners to have a pelvic ultrasound scan and Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) blood test.
What to expect
The results of your fertility tests alongside your medical history and lifestyle will be discussed with you both during a consultation with a fertility specialist where the specialist will advise you on your fertility status. This could include any lifestyle changes that you may need to make or any fertility treatment options that you may need to consider.
For lesbian couples, you’ll be able to decide which partner may wish to have treatment first or if you are considering intra-partner egg donation.
If fertility treatment is required you will receive a personalised cost of treatment, including the cost of medication, which will be given to you following your consultation.