Screening tests

Reason of infertility are many and involve male, female or combination of factors. These include:

  • ovulation problems
  • production of sperm or eggs
  • hormonal issues
  • structure or function of female or male reproductive system
  • age


Before beginning a cycle of IVF using your own eggs and sperm, you and your partner will likely need various screenings. We will ask you to forward all your medical documents and based on your medical history and screening test results our fertility specialists will review your, and depending on your specific needs, he will create your personalized IVF treatment plan.


Female pre-treatment screening tests

Gynaecological examination

  • Pap smear
  • Bacterial testing of female genitalia for: Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, Neisseria
  • Bacterial testing and fungal culture of vaginal discharge

Hormonal tests

  • The following hormonal tests should be performed between the 2nd - 5th cycle day: 
LTH (Prolactin), FSH, LH, Oestradiol, Testosterone, TSH, Progesterone
  • The following hormonal tests should be performed between the 19th – 21st cycle day: LTH (Prolactin), Progesterone

Viral and other blood tests

  • HIV
  • Syphilis (RPR/Treponema Pallidum)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C

HYCOSY or HSG or HSC/LSC examination: the examination of the permeability of the tubes and uterus cavity

Blood group

Breast ultrasound


Male screening tests


  • Identification of the absolute number of sperms
  • Analysis of the mobility of sperms
  • Identification of the ratio of normal shape cells

Bacterial testing

  • Urinary testing
  • Analysis of the semen
  • Testing of the semen for: Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma, Neisseria, Gardnerella
  • For suspected urogenital inflammation further andrological examination is recommended
  • Prostate massage and testing of the urine sample for: Chlamydia, Ureaplasma, Mycoplasma

Viral tests

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Syphilis


In case you have any of the listed test results that are no older than 12 months, than you don’t have to repeat them, just forward your results via e-mail.

Certainly it is also possible to perform all these tests at our Fertility Clinic at Budapest.


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