Blood Test:On day 2 or 3 of menstruation, blood tests are arranged for the female patient to check hormones related to ovulation and ovarian function, such as Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinizing Hormone (LH), Estradiol (E2), Prolactin, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Testosterone, Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), etc. Depending on the patient's condition, the physician in charge may request for other blood tests for evaluation.
Ultrasound:Women with regular menstrual periods expected to ovulate on day 14 of the cycle are arranged to have a pelvic ultrasound to check for any possible uterine or ovarian tumors. If ovulation is ascertained by the ultrasound, couples are arranged to have intercourse. Depending on personal circumstances, the physician in charge may suggest to have a hysteroscopy or laparoscopy for the female patient.