Endocrine Assessment Test: What is it and how can it help with your fertility?

Hormones play a vital role in the fertility of men and women alike. The endocrine system, which is responsible for producing and releasing hormones, has to function properly if someone wants to conceive. Endocrine Assessment Test is a collection of multiple hormone tests conducted to determine the hormone levels in the patient's blood.

During the test, your doctor will measure levels of  Anti-Mullerian Hormone, Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Luteinizing Hormones, Oestradiol, Progesterone, Testosterone and Thyroid. Analyzing these hormone levels may help your doctor determine the cause of infertility.

Why is Endocrine Assessment Test conducted?

Hormones play a critical role in managing various physiological processes, including fertility in men and women. If a couple cannot conceive a child even after trying for more than a year, there may be some issue with their Endocrine system.

Endocrine Assessment Tests can help identify the hormone levels in the body. Based on this, your doctor can determine the cause of infertility in you or your partner. Apart from this, Endocrine Assessment can help identify other health problems too.

The primary reasons for conducting an Endocrine Assessment test include the following:

  • To determine the cause of infertility
  • To identify whether all the hormones are at the ideal level in the body
  • To ensure the correct functioning of the endocrine system

In short, the Endocrine Assessment Test offers the doctor a deep insight into your Endocrine System's functioning. At Apollo Fertility, we have an advanced lab where we regularly perform precise and accurate Endocrine Assessment Tests.

Risk factors associated with a test

There are numerous diagnostic tests included in the Endocrine Assessment Test. So the risk factors and complications depend on the type of test your doctor has recommended you.

In general, most of these tests are blood tests. So other than a slight pinch during the blood extraction for testing, you won't feel discomfort.

Preparing for the test

Endocrine Assessment Test might require some preparation, depending on the test. Your doctor may advise you to:

  • Avoid Smoking and Alcohol a few days before the test, as these activities might impact the test results.
  • Consume only caffeine-free and calorie-free food for some tests when fasting is mandatory.
  • Not be involved in excessive physical activity or exercise apart from light movements.
  • Inform the doctor about any prescribed medication you are taking.

Apart from this, we recommend you strictly follow your doctor's guidelines.

What to expect from the test?

If it’s a blood test, your doctor will collect your blood with a small syringe after disinfecting the surface of your skin. Once the blood is collected, you can go home right away.

But some other Endocrine Assessment Tests like Fine-needle Aspiration Biopsy might require you to stay at the facility.

You will be offered proper guidance during the first consultation with your doctor.

Possible results of the test

Endocrine Assessment Tests for infertile couples are performed to determine different hormone levels before performing different fertility treatments.

The abnormal results may indicate that a patient is dealing with:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Hyper/Hypothyroidism
  • Infertility

Hormones play a vital role in the normal functioning of the body. They can severely impact a patient’s fertility and ability to conceive a child.

We understand you might feel stressed if you are facing this issue. But with proper treatment and care, you may be able to realize your dream of parenthood. At Apollo Fertility JP Nagar, we have helped hundreds of couples; we can do the same for you.

1. Are Endocrine Tests invasive?

That depends on the test that your doctor has recommended you. Some tests involve only blood and urine tests, while others might be minimally invasive.

2. What is the role of hormones in fertility?

Hormones like Testosterone, Progesterone, Follicle Stimulating Hormones and others play a vital role in both male and female reproductive systems. From stimulating the testes to produce sperm in men to ovulation in women, everything is controlled by hormones.

3. What preparations do I need for Endocrine Assessment Test?

There are different tests involved in the Endocrine Assessment Test. The preparations will depend on what test the doctor has recommended to you.

4. What if my test results are abnormal?

Abnormal test results might indicate infertility. But before concluding, your doctor might recommend another test for confirmation.

5. Can Endocrine Disorder be treated?

That depends a lot on the disorder. Some can be treated via surgical procedures, some can be managed via medication, and some disorders are untreatable. But you can control their effects with lifestyle changes.

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