Instructions for Infertility Test

Clomid Challenge Test

This is a test that can assess the “fertilizability” of eggs produced from follicles within your ovaries. If the test is normal, it means that there is a reasonable chance of an egg produced from your ovaries becoming fertilized. If the test is abnormal, then the chances of your eggs becoming fertilized is remote, and we would recommend consultation with a fertility expert with specialization in advance reproductive technology.  This test has largely been replaced by a simple single lab test called AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone).  Periodically, we still ask that the Clomid Challenge Test be performed.

How the test is done:

Consider the first day of bleeding from your period to be “day number 1.” The second day of bleeding is day number 2, and the third day, day number 3. The first part of the test involves getting your blood drawn to determine two hormone levels, the Follicle Stimulating Hormone and Estradiol. These tests should be drawn on Day number 3. The next part of the test involves taking five consecutive days of a medication called Clomid (a fertility pill). You must take two 50mg tablets at the same time in the morning or afternoon beginning on Day number 5. Therefore, you will take two tablets every day on day number 5,6,7,8,and 9. Lastly, you will need to get you blood drawn the following day (day number 10). This time, you will need only one blood test, the follicle stimulating hormone.

We will call you only after the second blood test, because we will need to compare both blood test results to give you an accurate interpretation.