How is a Clomid Test Used To Diagnose Infertility?

A woman’s chances of getting pregnant is determine by the rating of her ovarian reserve. When a woman’s ovarian reserve is poor, her chance of conceiving is slim to none. According to Dr. Randy S. Morris, one of the most successful ovarian reserve tests available today is the Clomid Challenge Test at IVF1.

The Clomid Challenge Test at IVF1

An elevated Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) level on days two, three or four of a woman’s cycle is indicative of a reduced ovarian reserve or failure. FSH is the blood stream marker having the most data to substantiate a result. The Clomid Challenge Test is recommended to evaluate a patient’s ovarian reserve and predict the likelihood of success of egg follicle stimulation with FSH. Clomid is often prescribed to stimulate or regulate ovulation. The Clomid Challenge test is commonly used to test the ovarian reserves of women who are 35 and older.

  • FSH and estradiol levels are tested on cycle days 2, 3, or 4
  • Clomid – 50 mg tablets two times per day are administered on cycle days 5 through 9
  • FSH level is measured on cycle day 10 or 11

Clomid Challenge Test to Diagnose Infertility

The Clomid Challenge Test is an evaluation of a woman’s pituitary hormone levels. The test utilizes the fertility medication – Clomid (clomiphene citrate) – to increase the accuracy of discovering a woman’s level of ovarian reserve.

Using the Clomid Challenge Test, Dr. Randy Morris is able to predict a patient’s chances of achieving pregnancy through current treatments. There are many factors used to predict a woman’s chances of conceiving. The higher a woman’s age, the lower her chances are for getting pregnant, regardless of treatment. This is true even for women who were very fertile in their younger, prime reproductive years.

The Clomid Challenge Test looks primarily at FSH during two different time points during a woman’s cycle. As egg follicles develop through Clomid stimulation, they produce the hormones estradiol and inhibin-B. These hormones flow through the blood back to the pituitary gland and regulate FSH production. This is known as a negative feedback loop.

Diagnosing Infertility Using the Clomid Test

Discover more about how your inability to get pregnant may be resolved using the Clomid Test at IVF1.

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