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.


Tests Included:

  • Copper (Serum, RBC)
  • Essential Amino Acids
    • Histidine
    • Isoleucine
    • Leucine
    • Lysine
    • Methionine
    • Phenylalanine
    • Threonine
    • Tryptophan
    • Valine
    • Arginine
  • Folic Acid (Folate)
  • Free T3
  • Homocysteine
  • Magnesium (Serum, RBC)
  • Manganese (Serum, RBC)
  • Selenium (RBC)
  • TSH
  • 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.