Pregnancy & Sexual Health
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Testing options include:
- Chicago Bloods
- AMH Ovarian Reserve
- STI Profile
- Sickle Cell Anaemia
- Full Hormone Check
Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria. People who have chlamydia often don’t have outward symptoms in the early stages. In fact, about 90 percent of women and 70 percent of men with the STI have no symptoms. But chlamydia can still cause health problems later.
Immune related infertility tests. This test looks for antibodies in blood that can damage or kill sperm resulting in reduced motility or interfering with egg fertilisation. A woman can have an allergic reaction to her partner's semen and make sperm antibodies. Blood samples are are taken and examined to see if the woman’s immune system is attacking embryos and causing miscarriages.
Beta HCG Pregnancy Test
Beta Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone produced by the placenta during pregnancy, and is typically detected in the blood. A beta HCG test is a blood test used to diagnose pregnancy, and usually becomes positive around the time of the first missed period.
This test looks for changes, or abnormalities, in the chromosomes that make up your body's DNA, or genetic road map. You may need this test for a variety of reasons, from helping to diagnose disease to finding out whether you have any changes in your genes that may be passed on to your children.
AMH Ovarian Reserve
This test measures the level of anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) in the blood. AMH is made in the reproductive tissues of both males and females. The role of AMH and whether levels are normal depend on your age and gender. An AMH test is often used to check a woman's ability to produce eggs that can be fertilized for pregnancy.
This test is to determine your blood group and is called ABO typing. Your blood sample is mixed with antibodies against type A and B blood. The sample is then checked to see whether or not the blood cells stick together. If blood cells stick together, it means the blood reacted with one of the antibodies.