Checklist of necessary examinations

We need the following medical findings for the first consultation in order to determine the causes of your infertility and to create your individual treatment plan. Upon request we are happy to issue the referrals for the blood tests as well as the spermiogram and send them to you via post!
Important: Your test results must not be older than 6 months!

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An immediate treatment start is possible if you
all the medical findings!

Female medical findings:

Blood tests
  • Hormone status: (sample taken between 1st and 4th day of menstruation!)
    FSH, LH, E2, prolactin, testosterone, progesterone, TSH, TPO antibodies, AMH
    We recommend testing the ovarian reserve parameter AMH, this will not be covered by mandatory Austrian insurance.
  • Vitamins: 25-OH-Vitamin D
  • Antibody testing*:
    rubella IgG antibodies, VZV varicella IgG antibodies (chickenpox)
  • Blood coagulation: APC-resistance (this test has no expiration date)
Gynaecological findings (these examinations are conducted by your gynaecologist)
  • Smear tests:
    vaginal secretion and bacterial culture, cervical chlamydia smear

Why do I have to conduct these tests?

Hormone levels

A hormonal balance is very important in order to achieve pregnancy. A hormonal imbalance can lead to dysfunction of oocyte maturation, absence of ovulation or nidation failure. Disorders of the thyroid gland can cause reduced fertility and increase the risk for miscarriages. A therapy of the thyroid gland takes time and must be conducted prior to a fertility treatment – a punctual submission of the test findings saves you precious time!

Rubella & VZV (chickenpox) antibodies

If an expecting mother is infected with rubella during pregnancy, the virus can cause severe damage to the unborn child including heart or brain defects as well as underdeveloped limbs. The vaccination must be conducted PRIOR to a fertility treatment!

APC-resistance (Factor V Leiden)

Women with an APC resistance have a higher risk of suffering a thrombosis. This is especially relevant if further risk factors such as smoking, a hormonal stimulation treatment or pregnancy are involved. Furthermore, miscarriages frequently occur in women with APC-resistance.

Gynaecological smears

During pregnancy, the colonization of the vagina or the cervix with germs can lead to premature birth or miscarriage. Therefore, it is necessary to determine and treat an infection prior to a fertility treatment.

Male medical findings:

Semen analysis
  • current spermiogram (according to WHO-criteria 2010)

Why do I have to conduct these tests?


The most important male medical finding is the spermiogram which provides information about the male fertility. A prompt clarification of the semen quality is important in order to save your partner further and often unpleasant examinations.

The partner delivers a sperm sample after an abstention period of 2 to 7 days. The following parameters are especially important:

  • volume of the sample
  • the amount of sperm cells per milliliter
  • concentration of sperm cells
  • mobility
  • morphology