The Fast Track program was created for patients who would like to move forward with their Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment plan immediately and make the most of their initial consultation. In a standard treatment cycle, the patient meets with a physician who reviews their medical history and prescribes tests in order to establish an individual treatment plan.

With our Fast Track program, an IVF coordinator will review your case with your physician prior to your initial consultation to establish a regimen of tests you can complete before your first visit. This allows the physician to deliver your personalized treatment plan during your initial consultation. The end result is that, if you decide you would like to do so, you are able to start treatment sooner.

If you are interested in registering for the Fast Track program, please call 1-858-552-9177. An IVF coordinator will assist you in scheduling the necessary tests.

Diagnostic Testing to Complete for New Patient Visit

Semen Analysis & Semen Culture:

The semen analysis examines the count, motility and morphology of the sperm. This test MUST be completed in our laboratory Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 10:30am. For an adequate sample, you must have at least 2 days of sexual abstinence but no more than 4 days prior to the collection. To schedule this test please speak with your treatment coordinator directly or call our office at 1-858-552-9177. We prefer the specimen collection is completed at our facility; however, if you wish to collect the sample at home, please let a member of our staff know in order to provide you with a collection kit. Please keep in mind the sample must be brought to our office within 30 minutes of the collection time. Results take approximately one week from the time of the collection. Depending on the results of the semen analysis, a second test known as an Anti-Sperm Antibody test may be recommended by your doctor.

A semen culture is also performed using the same semen collection as the semen analysis.

Baseline Follicle Stimulating Hormone & Estradiol Levels (FSH/E2):

This test is used to evaluate ovarian function. This test is completed via blood draw, which is performed on cycle day 2 or 3. To schedule this test, please wait until cycle day one (day of full flow bleeding) then call your treatment coordinator directly or our office phone at 1-858-552-9177. Results take up to 7 days from the date of collection. If you have completed this test within the last 6 months, you do not need to repeat it.

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Level (AMH):

This test is used to evaluate ovarian function. You will be given a requisition to have this lab drawn. The requisition will allow you to go to any LabCorp facility or drawing station to have the required blood draw completed. No fasting is necessary. Results take approximately 5 days from the date of collection. This test is only required if you are 38 years of age or older. If you have completed this test within the last six months, you do not need to repeat it.

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG):

This test uses x-ray imaging to indicate any damage or blockages in your fallopian tubes. It can also highlight the shape of the uterus. Radiopaque dye is injected into your uterus, which then travels up through the fallopian tubes and spills out into the abdominal cavity. As this test can be uncomfortable, it is recommended to take 400-800 mg of Ibuprofen approximately one hour prior to the procedure.

This test is completed through Imaging Healthcare Specialists, formerly known as RMG. To schedule this test, please wait until cycle day 1 (first day of full flow) then call Imaging Healthcare Specialists directly at 1-619-849-9729. This test must be completed between cycle days 7-10 (after menstrual bleeding has stopped but before ovulation). Your treatment coordinator will give you an antibiotic prescription of doxycycline to take in preparation for this procedure. Results take approximately 2-3 days from the date of the exam. If you have completed this test within the last year, you do not need to repeat it.

Infectious Disease Screening (for both partners):

HIV I/II, HTLV I/II, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody, RPR
These tests are required prior to any treatment in our office. This includes both Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI) as well as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). For the male, California state law requires these tests. We will not perform any insemination or IVF without these results. It is strongly recommended to have these labs completed as soon as possible to avoid any delays in your treatment.

These tests are completed via blood draw and can be drawn at our office. All tests are sent to LabCorp for processing. Alternatively, your treatment coordinator can provide you with a requisition to take to your outside physician to have ordered; however, we cannot guarantee that your outside physician will order these tests or that they will be covered by your insurance. If you have completed these tests within the last year, you do not need to repeat them.

Preconception Screening (for female):

Rubella, Varicella, ABO/Rh (blood type), Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening
These tests are STRONGLY recommended prior to any treatment in our office. This includes both Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI) as well as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). It is strongly recommended to have these labs completed as soon as possible to avoid any delays in your treatment. If your rubella and/or varicella tests come back with a negative (non-immune) result, you must wait one month from the time of vaccination until pregnancy (i.e. embryo transfer or IUI).

These tests are completed via blood draw and can be drawn at our office. All tests are sent to LabCorp for processing. Alternatively, your treatment coordinator can provide you with a requisition to take to your outside physician to have ordered; however, we cannot guarantee that your outside physician will order these tests or that they will be covered by your insurance.