Fertility

As part of our wide range of reproductive pathology services, Australian Clinical Labs offers tests designed to determine fertility in male and female patients, who are still in the planning stages of pregnancy, as well as long-term storage solutions.

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) - Female Fertility

Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is a biomarker produced by antral and pre-antral follicles for assessing the ovarian reserve and is therefore essential to evaluate potential fertility. At Australian Clinical Labs, we use a fully automated Roche Cobas AMH assay that outperforms all other previous tests, allowing for the evaluation of AMH concentrations in samples that would otherwise be undetectable, bringing peace of mind to both doctors and patients.

This test assists patients who may be considering future conception who would like to understand their current ovarian reserve and how this may change over time. It will also assist patients considering IVF or other fertility treatment regimes, as AMH levels can give an indication of the likely response to fertility medications. It is also useful for patients who may be considering egg freezing before chemotherapy or surgery, or for social reasons. Chemotherapy patients or those patients who have had endometrial/ovarian surgery often need to assess how their ovarian reserve may have been affected.

HOW TO ORDER

Health practitioners can order an AMH test by using the Australian Clinical Labs request form. Ask the patient to present at one of many conveniently located Australian Clinical Labs collection centres.

TEST DETAILS

One serum sample is required.

TURNAROUND TIME

Results will be available in 2 business days of the sample being received by the laboratory.

COST

Medicare does not cover the fee for the AMH test.

CONTACT

If further information regarding testing is required, or you need to discuss a patient, please contact:
Assoc. Prof. Mirette Saad P: (03) 9538 6777 E: Mirette.Saad@clinicallabs.com.au

Y Microdeletion - Male Fertility

Approximately 1 in every 25 men are affected by infertility. Of these, 30-40% present abnormalities in their semen that appear to have a genetic cause. The molecular diagnosis of Y-chromosomal micro-deletions is essential to establish the source of infertility in men with Azoospermia or severe Oligozoospermia.

how to order

Health practitioners can order a Y Microdeletion test by using the Australian Clinical Labs request form. Ask the patient to present at one of many conveniently located Australian Clinical Labs collection centres.

TEST DETAILS

One sperm sample is required.

TURNAROUND TIME

Results will be available within 7-10 business days of the sample being received in the laboratory.

COST

The Y Microdeletion test costs $260. Medicare does not cover the fee for the Y Microdeletion test.

If further information regarding testing is required, or you need to discuss a patient, please contact:
Assoc. Prof. Mirette Saad P: (03) 9538 6777 E: Mirette.Saad@clinicallabs.com.au

Semen Analysis

Semen Analysis includes assessment of the quality of the semen sample, including the determination of the number, the type of movement and the shape of the sperm in the sample. Appointments must be made for all Semen Analysis procedures (apart from those collected in WA). Please ask your patient to call their closest clinic to arrange an appointment – contact details are provided in the brochure below.

The specialised nature of our testing means that there are waiting periods at some clinics and all appointments need to be made well in advance, even if the sample has been produced at home.

Other Fertility Testing

Australian Clinical Labs offers a variety of other fertility tests for both female and male patients, some of which are below.

  • Follicle stimulating hormone
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone
  • Luteinising hormone
  • Prolactin
  • Testosterone

These can be ordered using the standard Australian Clinical Labs request form. If you would like any additional information regarding these tests, please contact Assoc. Prof. Mirette Saad on (03) 9538 6777 or email Mirette.Saad@clinicallabs.com.au