Ovarian Reserve Testing at Our Fertility Clinic
The number of eggs a woman has available is very important when assessing fertility and possible treatments. While a woman has an average number of eggs, every person is different. Estimating that figure is made possible through ovarian reserve testing, which is available at our Raleigh, NC fertility clinic. Atlantic Reproductive Center helps build families in partnership with our valued patients.
While ORTs can give you and your doctor a good idea of the total number of eggs stored in the ovary, they don’t give much indication of the eggs’ quality. The fact remains, however, that ovarian reserve testing can go a long way in treating infertility through in vitro fertilization, controlled ovarian stimulation, and more. It can also open the opportunity to explore certain fertility preservation options, such as egg banking.
What Do the Results of Ovarian Reserve Tests Mean?
As you would expect, a higher number of eggs normally translates into a higher chance of pregnancy and vice versa. It’s also important to remember that results that come back on the lower end of the spectrum don’t always translate to complete infertility. They can simply mean that, while your chances of conceiving are lower, it’s not necessarily impossible, and your doctor can use this approach to present additional, more accurate treatment options.
Make an Appointment with Our Raleigh, NC, Fertility Doctors
Schedule your ovarian reserve test today by calling toll-free at (855) 248-8777. After the test is complete, you can expect a comprehensive follow-up phone call to help you interpret the results.
Over the years, Atlantic Reproductive Center has assisted patients from Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Wake Forest, and beyond.
Basic Fertility Treatments
Controlled Ovarian Stimulation
Controlled Ovarian Stimulation, or hyperstimulation, is a mix of medications designed to stimulate follicle development, resulting in greater egg production in women. It’s frequently used as the first step of in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, known as ICSI, is an option for couples battling male infertility. Atlantic Reproductive has successfully completed more than 5,000 cases of this procedure over the years.
Ovarian Reserve Testing
The number of eggs a woman has available is very important when assessing fertility and possible treatments. While there is an average number of eggs, every woman is different.
Advanced Fertility Treatments
The INVOcell, an FDA-approved gas-permeable vaginal culture device, allows women to incubate eggs and sperm themselves. This device decreases the cost of and increases access to fertility treatment.
One of the main fertility treatments we utilize at Atlantic Reproductive is in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves fertilizing eggs with sperm outside the woman’s body.
Artificial insemination, also known as intrauterine insemination (IUI), is a technique that involves placing sperm inside the woman’s uterus with a catheter to achieve fertilization. Unlike IVF, artificial insemination does not require collecting eggs from the ovaries or fertilization outside the body.