Full Blood Count
A FullBlood Count (FBC) is a blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect abnormalities in your blood; including anemia, infection, and leukemia.
The components measured include:
Red blood cells (contains Hemoglobins)
White blood cells (fight infections)
Hemoglobin (an oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells)
Hematocrit (the proportion of red blood cells over plasma in your blood)
Platelets(helps with blood clotting)
Abnormal increases or decreases in cell counts may indicate that you have an underlying medical condition that calls for further evaluation by a Hematologist.
Hormone assays are usually measured during the diagnostic stage of a fertility treatment:
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
FSH, is an important indicator of women’s ovarian reserve. Abnormally elevated FSH levels are associated with poor ovarian reserve. This means the chances of getting good quality eggs from the ovaries are reduced. At a level above 9 mIU/ml, the ovarian reserve is reduced. When a woman menopause, the FSH levels are very high, more than 20 mIU/ml.