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The Modern Infertility Evaluation


Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2012 - Volume 55 - Issue 3 - p 692–705
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31825cab55
Office Gynecology

The modern diagnostic evaluation of the infertile couple reflects a growing reliance on assisted reproductive technologies and the trend toward a more evidence-based medical practice. The recommended evaluation no longer includes some of the traditional diagnostic tests, applies other tests more selectively, and includes a new test that helps to define a couple’s prognosis and best choice of treatment. All tests are easily performed, allowing clinicians to complete a basic but still thorough evaluation quickly and easily.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The author declares that there is nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Marc A. Fritz, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC School of Medicine, CB#7570, 4001 Old Clinic Building, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7570.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.