Infertility Evaluation & Fertility Testing at RBA
Reproductive Biology Associates provides comprehensive male and female fertility testing options for families-to-be in Atlanta, and throughout Georgia.
Since 1983, Reproductive Biology Associates has been working with men, women, couples, singles and members of the LGBT community to bring healthy babies into the world. Getting pregnant isn’t always straightforward and infertility testing is often a critical step: there are many reasons that female and male infertility might pose challenges for people trying to get pregnant.
Fortunately, comprehensive fertility testing is available to calculate what obstacles exist, and determine which treatment – be it IVF, IUI, artificial insemination, surrogacy, egg donation, etc. – will be most effective in overcoming your infertility hurdle. RBA offers a dedicated, compassionate team of individual doctors and specialists who want to help you identify and overcome any barriers that exist between you and getting pregnant.
What is fertility testing?
Fertility testing is the first step in unlocking your pregnancy potential. For females, a fertility test generally includes anatomical testing, ovulation testing and blood tests. For males, infertility levels can be identified through semen analysis and blood testing for blood testosterone, FSH, LH and prolactin.
Understanding how your body works when it comes to reproduction can help RBA craft a fertility treatment plan that caters to your unique personal and financial situation.
When should I see a fertility specialist?
It’s a good idea to see a fertility specialist if you have been unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant for one year or more; or as soon as six months if the female partner is over 35. Your chances of becoming pregnant go up when you consult with an RBA fertility specialist to determine whether testing and treatment – and which types – are needed for your circumstances.
Female Fertility Testing Options at Reproductive Biology Associates
Fertility testing options for women at RBA can include the following:
- Various blood hormone levels, history dependent
- Anatomical testing (hysterosalpingograms, sonohysterograms, Femvue, BAF count)
- Genetic testing and carrier screening
- Additional testing may be needed depending on initial fertility workup results
Male Fertility Testing Options at Reproductive Biology Associates
Fertility testing options for men at RBA can include the following:
- History, physical and anatomical testing
- Blood hormone levels, including FSH, LH & Testosterone (if indicated)
- Semen analysis
- Additional testing may be needed depending on initial fertility workup
Infertility Testing: Frequently Asked Questions
What are the causes of infertility in women?
For a woman to become pregnant, her body must release an egg that travels to her uterus where it becomes fertilized by male sperm. The fertilized egg must then implant itself in her uterus. If any of these steps is improbable, pregnancy likely cannot happen without assistance. Common causes of female infertility include:
- Diminished ovarian reserve
- PCOS – polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Tubal disease/blockage
- Other disorders of ovulation
- Unexplained infertility
What are the causes of infertility in men?
Men can be born with or develop infertility problems. Common infertility challenges for males include:
- Varicocele, or large veins in the testicle(s)
- Low sperm count
- Blocked or damaged sperm
- Hormone concerns or imbalances
- Infections in the testicles
- An undescended testicle
- Genetic abnormalities
What happens after I receive a diagnosis?
RBA physicians work collaboratively with you to tailor a custom fertility plan. We are here to help you decide the best course of action to take when it comes to your personal pregnancy goals, and your unique life situation. Always feel free to ask us questions and call us for support as you travel the road to starting “your” family.
How much does fertility testing cost? Is it covered by insurance?
Because RBA fertility testing is unique to your body and circumstances, so too are the cost and payment options. It’s a great idea to check in with our financial specialists for help and information.
Pricing fertility testing is not as simple as just handing out a standardized price tag. Select insurance providers will cover some – or all – of the fertility test process. However, not all testing procedures are identical.
Choose RBA for Infertility Testing in Atlanta, Braselton, Cumming, Lawrenceville and Marietta, Georgia
At RBA, we want to help make your dreams of starting a family come true. The first step is bringing your hope – and your questions! – to our team of specialists for an introductory conversation. We’re proud to care for families throughout the Peach State.