diagnostic tests

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The majority of patients who are advised to perform a diagnostic test do not know what it is until they reach the laboratory. The previous days are therefore hard because they accumulate the nerves by the test and the uncertainty of not knowing what we are facing. Since the Tambre Clinic want to put an end to these sensations, they have dared to define for their patients each of the tests they perform in their laboratories. This way everyone who comes to the clinic can know in advance which diagnostic test they are going to submit.


Diagnostic tests in the male

Semenogram: Semen analysis where it is valued; volume, acidity or pH of the semen, density, number of mobile spermatozoids, morphology and the presence of leukocytes.

Culture of semen and urine : The presence of white leukocytes or white blood cells in semen could indicate the existence of a possible infection or cause a possible decrease in the number of spermatozoa.

REM: Technique of washing and purifying seminal fluids and spermatozoids worse gifted, indicating those best prepared to be able to fertilize the ovum

Sperm Fish : Genetic analysis that allows us to know how many copies of a chromosome is in each spermatozoid. A spermatozoon with normal endowment has 23 chromosomes. A high percentage of chromosomally altered sperm could result in a number of chromosomally abnormal embryos.

DNA fragmentation test in spermatozoa: A test that determines the integrity of sperm DNA. If the DNA is fragmented it could affect the embryonic development.

Peripheral blood karyotype: Genetic test consisting of a collection of blood that allows to know if the number of chromosomes that contain the cells is normal. It detects the presence of numerical or structural structural abnormalities as a cause of malformations or diseases.


Diagnostic tests on women

Ultrasound : Diagnostic test to evaluate ovarian morphology. It allows us to diagnose; cysts of ovaries, polyps or uterine fibroids

Basal hormonal analysis: This collection of blood performed between days 2 and 4 of the cycle helps us to evaluate the ovarian reserve.

Hysterosalpingography: A test consisting of the introduction of radioopaque contrast through the cervix while serial radiographs are taken to see how the contrast passes through the uterine cavity, the tubes and how it flows into the abdominal cavity.

General Analytical: This test serves to have an overall assessment of the patient's health status, indicating if it is the ideal time for a pregnancy.

Functional Evaluation of Ovaries. Basal ultrasound: This ultrasound, performed in the initial phase of the cycle, allows us to count the antral follicles (primary follicles). These follicles represent the number of follicles that can be produced in induced stimulation, which may lead to mature oocytes.


Diagnostic tests of both

Serology : Analysis that allows us to verify the presence of antibodies in the blood. It is also done to rule out infections. Both men and women have Hepatitis B and C and HIV, diseases that can be transmitted during pregnancy, and Sifilis, which can cause fetal malformations.

In women, Rubeola, Toxoplamosis, and Cytomegalovirus also cause fetal malformations


Source: Clínica Tambre
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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