Ovulation evaluation may be broken down into types:
- Ovulation testing
to confirm if ovulation is occurring by looking through your temperature charts, using ovulation predictor kits and blood tests and ultrasound.
- Luteal Phase testing
Testing will evaluate progesterone levels, more extensive hormone testing, and possibly an endometrial biopsy ( see below for more info on this procedure).
- Ovarian function tests
These tests are looking to see how the hormones are functioning and working during your ovulation cycle. Tests include the Day 3 FSH (measuring follicle stimulating hormone), Day 3 Estradiol (measuring estrogen), ultrasound (to confirm ovulation occurred) and blood tests to determine the levels of inhibin B.
- Hormone tests
Most all of this testing will revolve around thorough hormone tests.