As part of our wide range of reproductive pathology services, Clinical Labs offers tests that can determine fertility levels in individuals and couples who are still in the planning stages of pregnancy, as well as long-term storage solutions of reproductive material.
From carrier screening and fertility, to NIPT, early pregnancy and beyond, Clinical Labs offers a range of Antenatal tests to provide you with clear answers, every step of the way.
Please expand the relevant test below to find out more information and discuss with your family planning doctor about the best plan for you:
A simple blood test for assessing ovarian reserve, with results to your referring doctor in 2 business days.
The 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 you peace of mind.
This test can assist you if you are considering future conception and would like to understand your current ovarian reserve and how this may change over time. It will also assist you in considering IVF or other fertility treatment regimes, as AMH levels can give you an indication of the likely response to fertility medications. It is also useful if you are considering egg freezing before chemotherapy or surgery, or for social reasons.
To read more about AHM, including a one-page flyer you can bring to your doctor, please click here.
A simple, non-invasive blood test, screening for a genetic cause of male infertility.
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 microdeletions is essential to establish the source of infertility in men with azoospermia or severe oligozoospermia.
Where can I get my Y microdeletion test?
Once you have received your referral from your doctor, you can visit any of our 1,300 collection centres located throughout Australia. Click here to find your closest Clinical Labs collection centre.
What is the cost of the test?
Medicare does not cover the cost of the Y microdeletion blood test. An out of pocket fee of $260 applies.
When will my results be ready?
Results will be with your referring doctor 7-10 business days after your sample arrives at our laboratory.
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.
Once you have received a request form from your doctor and have collected your semen sample at home, you can drop your sample off at one of the designated Clinical Labs sites.
Please click the button below for collection centre locations. Collection rooms are only available at select sites, please see locations for details.
In addition to AMH, Y microdeletion and semen analysis testing, Clinical labs also offers a variety of reproductive hormone tests for both female and male patients. Your doctor may recommend testing your reproductive hormone levels, which are essential for healthy ovulation/sperm production.
- Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) helps regulate the menstrual cycle and stimulate the growth of the ovarian follicles, where eggs are formed.
- Luteinizing hormone (LH) works together with FSH to control the menstrual cycle and causes the ovaries to release an egg during ovulation.
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). If a woman doesn’t have enough thyroid hormone in her body, it can affect her ovulation, and therefore her fertility. In a male, low levels will also affect sperm production. Having healthy thyroid hormone levels in both parents is extremely important for a successful conception.
- Prolactin. To exclude hyperprolactinaemia (raised level of prolactin in the blood), which affects fertility in women by blocking the production of reproductive hormones and hindering ovulation.
- Testosterone levels that are too low or too high can affect sperm production.