Pre-Conception & Fertility Profile
Fertility concerns seem to be epidemic these days. The Riordan clinic preconception panel takes into consideration numerous factors that can affect fertility.
- Low vitamin A can affect fertility but high vitamin A can be teratogenic. Because we don’t want vitamin A too high or too low when considering pregnancy, the level should be measured.
- Vitamin B12 can help increase sperm count and a deficiency is linked to genetic damage in sperm. Low vitamin B12 is linked to problems with ovulation and implantation of fertilized eggs.
- Vitamin C promotes progesterone production and iron absorption. It also helps with sperm health and motility. Vitamin C also plays a role in normal ovulation.
- Vitamin B6 aids the ovaries in releasing the egg at ovulation.
- Vitamin E increases cervical mucus, allowing sperm to stay alive longer, increasing the chance of fertility. It also acts as an antioxidant, preventing DNA damage.
- Zinc helps regulate normal hormonal function and ovulation. The body does not store zinc so we need a daily dose. It is important to measure zinc levels to customize that dose.
Riordan Clinic’s preconception panel is a proactive approach that addresses both male and female fertility to Increase the chances of a successful outcome.
- Copper (Serum, RBC)
- Essential Amino Acids
- Folic Acid (Folate)
- Free T3
- Magnesium (Serum, RBC)
- Manganese (Serum, RBC)
- Selenium (RBC)
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C (Plasma, Urine)
- Vitamin E
- Zinc (Serum, RBC)
Profile specific instructions for lab draw:
- This profile requires a 10 to 12-hour fast.
- Hold thyroid medication prior to lab draw.
- A urine specimen will also be requested at the time of the blood draw.
- Drink plenty of water the day before and leading up to the lab draw.
- Additional instructions may be provided upon ordering/scheduling.
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* All information subject to change. Please check with Bio-Center Laboratory with any questions.