Lane Fertility Check-up

A fertility check-up can be very instructive for women ages 25-35 who would like to delay childbearing but want to be proactive about their fertility. 

What is a Lane Fertility Check-up?

A fertility check-up is an evaluation of a patient’s current fertility status using the:

  • Blood hormone level tests
  • Comprehensive medical history
  • Ultrasound (optional)

Using this information and a patient’s future family planning goals, we will offer personalized recommendations regarding one’s fertility future.

Who might benefit from a Lane Fertility Check-up?

Anyone who would like to learn more about their fertility! A fertility check-up can be very instructive for women ages 25-35 who want to delay childbearing but want to be proactive about their fertility.

What’s included in the check-up?

Lane Fertility Institute offers two appointment types, in-person and virtual:

  • In-person appointments will include a fertility history questionnaire, anti-mullerian hormone test (AMH), and ultrasound w/ antral follicle count (AFC) to assess ovarian reserve, followed by a 30-minute consultation.
  • Virtual appointments will include everything in an in-person appointment except the ultrasound.

Do you think a Lane Fertility Check-up can help with decisions about fertility preservation?

Yes. Fertility preservation involves the cryopreservation (freezing) of eggs, sperm, or reproductive tissue so that a person can use them to have biological offspring in the future.

Who might benefit from fertility preservation?

Individuals with certain current or past medical conditions or an interest in delaying childbearing

What’s the cost of a fertility check-up?

$250 for an in-person appointment and $200 for a virtual appointment. Both appointments are self-pay only.

Making a Lane Fertility Check-up Appointment

If you are interested in a Fertility Check-Up at Lane Fertility Institute, contact our office today at (415) 893-0391 or email coordinator1@lanefertility.com.

How to check your fertility

A bit about your ovarian cycle…

  • You are born with all the eggs you will ever have (~1 million). Each egg is housed inside a surrounding follicle.
  • By the onset of puberty, a majority of the follicles have disintegrated, and you have approximately 300,000 remaining
  • Each month, a cohort of follicles gets stimulated to grow. The largest follicle becomes the dominant follicle and will ovulate the mature egg inside of it
  • The rest of the follicles in that cohort disintegrate in a process called atresia

What is your ovarian reserve?

Ovarian reserve is a term used to describe the number of oocytes remaining in your ovaries at any given time. Understanding your ovarian reserve is key to understanding your fertility. It can provide insight into whether your ovaries are aging faster or slower than we would expect if you are at risk for certain reproductive conditions and how well you are likely to respond to ovarian stimulation for IVF or egg freezing.

How do we test ovarian reserve?

The two main tests for ovarian reserve are:

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)

AMH is a hormone released by small immature follicles in your ovaries. It helps prevent the maturation of primordial follicles into primary follicles. The more follicles you have remaining in your ovaries, your AMH level will be higher. A blood test measures AMH.

Antral Follicle Count (AFC)

Antral follicles are larger follicles in your ovaries that measure 2-10mm and are filled with fluid. This makes them visible via ultrasound. These follicles can respond to FSH secreted by your pituitary gland. AFC is measured via transvaginal ultrasound.

Can ovarian reserve testing tell if you’re fertile or infertile?

The answer is yes and no. If your ovarian reserve markers are extremely low, this is a sign that you are likely to be close to menopause, and your chances of conceiving are very low. Generally speaking, though, ovarian reserve testing is only one piece of the puzzle and should not be used alone to determine someone’s fertility status. That is why our Fertility Check-Up includes a comprehensive review of your medical history. This, along with ovarian reserve testing, gives us a complete assessment of your fertility potential.