When diagnosing both male and female infertility, doctors may need to conduct blood tests in order to verify the presence or absence of various infectious diseases. If a couple is found to have one of these infections, this might be a contributing factor to a couple’s infertility, or it might affect the outcome of fertility treatments.
Another important reason for these tests is that many of these infections can be passed along to the baby, potentially jeopardizing the baby’s health and the pregnancy.
In our latest podcast, Dr. Alan Martinez discusses the reasons for infectious disease testing prior to fertility treatments and how they can affect the outcome of treatments. You can listen here.