The Importance of Tubal Reversal Lab Tests

What types of tests are needed for tubal reversal preoperatively?

These tests are needed to assess the preoperative condition of the patient.  These blood analysis are compulsory prior to your tubal ligation reversal.  They can be prearranged by your regular gyneclogist, or can be done at your local laboratory facility (DR. MORICE WILL FAX AN ORDER TO YOUR LOCAL FACILITY):

  1. Complete blood count (CBC)
  2. Urinalysis
  3. Possibly hormonal studies
  4. Possibly a semen analysis

Preoperative lab results must be done within 7 days of the surgery date. In the case of abnormal test results, possibly indicative of some medical problems, the surgery will be postponed.

Additional preoperative tests may be needed according to an individual’s prior medical history, such as:

1.       Cycle day 3 FSH – done for women 40 and older. This will assess ovarian function and quality of reserve of eggs.  The “egg quality testing” for patients will ensure their chances if are still good for conceiving after the tubal reversal.

  1. Semen analysis for male partner is sometimes ordered.  A semen analysis should be performed prior to your tubal ligation reversal. Although artificial insemination is inexpensive and effortless, you need to know if it will be necessary before you undergo tubal reversal surgery.
  2. Urinalysis.
  3. Testing of the uterus to ensure there are no problems which would hamper with pregnancy as fibroids or other uterine abnormalities.
  4. A baseline mammogram – pregnancy after a tubal ligation reversal complicates treatment for breast cancer and visa versa.
  5. AIDS testing if having likelihood.

If egg quality is impaired, then IVF may be the best option rather than tubal reversal.

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