Egg Supply Testing
A woman’s eggs are the main components of her reproductive organs. Without them, conceiving a child is not possible. Unfortunately, eggs do not remain fertile as a woman ages. Eggs can actually lose their ability to stay fertile, in a condition known as age-related infertility. Many women experience age-related infertility when they grow closer to the age of 35. Typically, at this point in a woman’s life, her eggs have lost most of their ability to work properly. The reproductive capacity begins a sharp decline until the ovaries cease to function altogether one day. Egg supply testing involves an ultrasound and blood tests.
Evaluating Egg Type, Quality and Quantity
The age of a woman is directly related to the quality of her eggs. Since the number of eggs a woman has ultimately declines as she ages, so do her chances of conception and successfully becoming pregnant. Therefore, an egg check test is critical; it’s a simple way to discover the quantity and quality of her eggs, also known as her ovarian reserve. An egg check test can then test the remaining eggs within a woman’s ovarian reserve and ultimately determine whether or not their quality is good enough for reproduction. If the quality, quantity, or both are of concern, infertility treatments can help achieve a healthy pregnancy.
Thanks to advances in reproductive technology, women have the option of freezing their eggs for later use. In a process known as egg vitrification, egg freezing allows women to preserve their healthy eggs, keep them in storage until they are ready to reproduce, and then start the process of conceiving a child. The NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York have been providing egg freezing for patients with a medical diagnosis that may render them infertile. However, we now offer egg freezing for healthy women of reproductive age who choose to preserve their eggs for fertility options and versatility in the future. Egg vitrification has proven to be a safe and effective way for women to utilize their healthy eggs and avoid infertility altogether.
Schedule an Ovarian Reserve Fertility Check Test
An ovarian reserve fertility test is a great way for women to discover how many eggs they have left and whether or not those eggs are still fertile enough for reproduction. At the NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York, our dedicated staff is highly experienced in egg check testing. Each physician has two board certifications in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and Obstetrics & Gynecology, and is ready to assist women who are seeking fertility preservation. Women who are interested in receiving an egg check test should contact the NYU Langone Reproductive Specialists of New York by filling out an online appointment request form.