Nearly one in seven couples experience trouble in conceiving naturally and fertility experts warn that this figure is set to double in the next decade.
Male and female patients may seek professional advice after failing to conceive after a year of trying, and specialty clinics offer a range of Assisted Reproductive Technologies to meet the specific underlying causes of infertility. Preliminary diagnostic evaluations often include analysis of serum hormone levels and, depending upon the therapeutic protocol developed, an on-going surveillance of these levels may be required.
AbD Serotec provides a variety of quality antibodies to key steroids and pituitary hormones used as fertility markers. Our OEM Team can further assist you in identifying the clones best suited to your diagnostic applications.
FSH or follicle stimulating hormones in women helps control the menstrual cycle by stimulating follicular development in the ovaries. Women’s FSH, follicle stimulating hormone, levels vary throughout the menstrual cycle and are highest just before ovulation. In men, follicle stimulating hormone or FSH is a regulator of testosterone levels and helps control the production of sperm. An abnormal level of follicle stimulating hormone or FSH is often a sign that the male or female sex organs are not working properly.
LH levels, in women, vary dependant on the phase of the cycle and rapidly increase (surge) just prior to ovulation. This usually occurs midway through the cycle. High levels of LH are found in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which is a common cause of infertility. In men, low levels can reduce testosterone production and that causes a progressive loss of germ cells, which, undiagnosed, can lead to permanent infertility.
Prolactin levels, specifically significantly elevated prolactin levels, are found in ten to forty percent of infertile males which can be a cause of decreased sperm production. Hyperprolactinemia in women can cause irregular ovulation.
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