First Consultation

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First Consultation

Upon your Initial Consultation appointment at Life IVF Center a doctor will review your medical history, assess your general health, and arrange initial tests and investigations for you and your partner, to determine what kind of IVF is best for you. Life IVF Center specializes in Natural IVF, Minimal Stimulation, as well as Conventional IVF, and additional treatments such as IUI procedures.

After your consultation with the doctor, the physician may recommend a pelvic ultrasound for the female patient as well as some other hormone blood tests to further diagnose and determine your candidacy for being a patient here at Life IVF Center.

After your consultation with the physician, you will meet with a nurse to discuss the overall IVF process and preparation for your future treatment, and then you may also speak with an administration team member such as a financial advisor to discuss your insurance coverage if you have PPO insurance or to discuss your financial obligations for your treatment at our facility in the future.

The overall appointment will be roughly around a time frame of 2-2.5 hours. This time frame is due to all the initial testing that you may need upon your visit, and the time frame may be shorter if you choose to postpone part of the consultation appointment such as the Ultrasound or the Financial Consultation with our financial advisor. Life IVF Center understands and respects that you may not have time for the whole consultation appointment, please advise us during the booking of your consultation whether you would like to skip or postpone any part of the initial visit to our center, in any event that you cannot stay for the full duration of the appointment.

Here at Life IVF Center our staff is always available to meet with you and your partner, to discuss the physical and emotional implications of your treatment. You may have already faced many frustrations, disappointments and investigations before coming to Life IVF Center. We are here for you at every step of your treatment, even with short notice. If you need to discuss things or explore ways of coping, always remember Life IVF Center is a caring and compassionate center where our patients always come first.

Financial consultation

  • Our financial advisors will meet with patients in person or over the phone to explain our different treatment packages and pricings. They will review the fees involved, and discuss various options for you.
  • They will also help you verify whether you have any insurance coverage.
  • At the end, patients are required to sign a financial obligation agreement prior to starting any treatment.

Pre-Screening Tests

Welcome to Life IVF Center. In order to become a patient at Life IVF Center, you must first complete an Initial Consultation with our physician. Once you have met with the physician at Life IVF Center and you have qualified as a candidate for IVF, you should then prepare for the additional requirements.

If you are a new patient to Life IVF Center, there are some pre-IVF requirements that must be completed prior to beginning any treatment at our facility. All of these tests may be completed at Life IVF Center or through your primary care provider. If you have PPO insurance you may have coverage for some services completed at Life IVF Center, please consult with our Billing Department for your insurance benefits verification.

The following blood tests are required by the FDA for both males and females:
  • HBsAg (Hepatitis B Surface Antigen)
  • HCV Antibody (Hepatitis C Antibody)
  • HIV 1/2 Antibody
  • HTLV- I/II Antibody (Human T-lymphotropic Virus)
  • Syphilis Testing (RPR, VDRL, or Treponema Pallidum)
The following additional tests that are required for women at Life IVF Center include:
  • Chlamydia & Gonorrhea- Combination test
  • Rubella & Varicella Titers
  • CBC, Blood type/RH factor
  • Prolactin
  • TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
  • Pap Smear (within one year)
  • Sonohysterogram (SIS)
  • Mammogram (for women age 40 and older)
While it is not a requirement, it is highly recommended that some additional testing be done prior to IVF treatment.
Recommended requirements for women at Life IVF Center include:
  • Vitamin D
  • AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Screening Blood Test
  • Fragile X Screening Blood Test
It is also highly recommended to our male patients to do a Semen Analysis test to first see if there is any possibility for the infertility to be a male factor cause.

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