Lab Tests

Supervisors of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program at The Farah Hospital sympathize with wives who undergo many tests throughout the program. But we believe that - as a woman who got pregnant by IVF after 23 years of marriage said- motherhood deserves the effort.

Two types of tests are carried out, the first relating to the mother's health and is important for the baby if pregnancy occurs such as thyroid, hepatitis, Rubella, and HIV. These tests are taken once and there is no need to repeat them.

The other type are hormone tests, which are done repeatedly to gauge the degree of response of the mother to ovulation and its maturity such as E2, P4 (Estrogen and Progesterone).

The supervising team are careful not to exaggerate in carrying these tests to maintain the wife's comfort and take in consideration financial capabilities. They are also conscious not to be negligent with carrying these tests as dismissing one or two tests could render the entire process a waste. Thus we kindly ask parents to cooperate in this regard and members of the team are ready to answer all your questions regarding this issue.