After your initial exam, the experts at Kofinas Fertility Group in New York will begin ruling out potential sources of your fertility problems. By examining different bodily fluids for any indicators of fertility interference, we can deliver targeted treatment in order to finally give you a successful pregnancy. Our specialists are well trained at examining the data collected from your samples, and they will review your results with you in a clear, accessible manner.
Performed one to two days before ovulation and 8 to 12 hours after intercourse, we use a post-coital test to check if sperm are present and moving normally. Generally your specialist will recommend a post-coital test if you meet the following criteria:
Your post-coital test is no more uncomfortable or invasive than a regular Pap smear. We will examine your cervical mucus sample and test it for numerous different properties.
If your test reveals problems, your cervical mucus could be hampering your ability to conceive. Your specialist will discuss your options with you and get you on the path toward starting a loving family.
As male and female infertility tend to appear at equal rates, a semen analysis is a relatively simple test that we use to quickly eliminate or confirm possible sources of your fertility problems. You may either provide your semen sample at home or in the Kofinas Fertility Group’s patient rooms, and we will analyze the sample at our on-site lab.
We check the following properties during your semen analysis:
If our analysis indicates any abnormalities, your skilled physician will work with you to create a personalized plan that addresses your needs.
We may need to test the lining of your uterus, called the endometrium, for any abnormalities that could be preventing a successful pregnancy. We conduct this test by removing a small sample of the endometrium and examining it under a microscope. The results will let our doctors know if your uterus is capable of sustaining a pregnancy. Depending on your individual problem, we offer many solutions, and finding one that meets your goals is both our expertise and our passion.
A variety of hormone imbalances can contribute to infertility in both men and women. Through a simple blood test, we can check your hormone levels and evaluate the extent to which they’re affecting your fertility. Some of the hormones we look at include the following:
Your doctor will use your symptoms to determine the necessity of these tests. During each exam, you will be treated with the utmost professionalism and sensitivity — we understand the emotional stress that can be caused by fertility problems, and we’re confident that we can help you start the life you want and leave your uncertainty behind.
For more information about our sample testing, or to schedule an appointment, call 718-736-2218. You can also schedule an appointment using our easy online form.