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Glossary of Infertility Acronyms

PGT (Preimplantation Genetic Testing)

Test for abnormalities genetic or chromosome before implantation.

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FET (Frozen Embryo Transfer)

Transferring Embryo from a frozen IVF Cycle to the uterus.

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AMH (Anti Mullerian Hormone)

A test used as an indicator of egg count to test your fertility.

Numbers include 0.5-4.0 or higher. The higher the number the more follicles (potential eggs) you have.

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Blast (Blastocyst)

An embryo that has developed to the point of having 2 different cell components and a fluid cavity (usually day 5 after fertilization).

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FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)

A blood test to evaluate whether IVF treatment or injectable fertility drugs could be effective.

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IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)

A medical procedure whereby an egg is fertilized by sperm in a test tube or elsewhere outside the body.

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IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)

A type of fertility treatment that involves placing sperm inside a woman’s uterus close to the fallopian tubes in order to increase the chances of conceiving.

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DOR (Diminished Ovarian Reserve)

Ovary loses its normal reproductive potential, compromising fertility. Result from disease or injury and occurs commonly with age.

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OPK (Ovulation Predictor Kit (Test))

To see if you are ovulating and can get pregnant.

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LH (Luteinizing Hormone)

LH surge = ovulation

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DPO (Days Post Ovulation)

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DPR (Days Post Egg Retrieval)

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DPT (Days Post Transfer) Embryo

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DP3DT (Days Post 3 Day Transfer)

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DP5DT (Days Post 5 Day Transfer)

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E2 (Estradiol)

The most important forms of estrogen. The level can provide insight into your ovarian function and the quality of your eggs.

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ER (Egg Retrieval)

During this procedure an ultrasound probe is inserted into your vagina to identify follicles, and a needle is guided through the vagina and into the follicles, the eggs are removed through the needle which is connected to a suction device.

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LSP (Low Sperm Count)

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NK (Natural Killer) Cells

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POAS (Pee on a Stick)

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POF (Premature Ovarian Failure)

A term used for the condition when women under age 40 have stopped having periods, have high FSH levels and low estrogen hormone levels. 

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BD (Baby Dance) Sex

“I did the Baby Dance”

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BETA (hCG)

A test that measures the amount of human chorionic gonadotropin in the blood. This hormone is produced as soon as 10 days after conception.

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PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)

A hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.

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Endometriosis

A disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus.

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Hysteroscopy

An exam of the inside of the cervix and uterus using a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hysteroscope. Take a tissue sample (biopsy) to remove polyps or fibroid tumors.

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Chemical Pregnancy

A very early misscarriage that happens within the first 5 weeks of pregnancy. They occur so early most women don’t realize it.

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Ectopic Pregnancy

A pregnancy in which the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus. The fertilized egg can’t survive outside the uterus. If left to grow it may damage nearby organs and can cause life threatening loss of blood.

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TTC (Trying to Conceive)

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DNA Fragmentation Sperm Test

Assesses the quality of the DNA package which carries the important genetic information of the offspring.

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Sperm Morphology

It is the size and shape of sperm. This is one factor that’s examined as part of a semen analysis to evaluate male infertility. 

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Egg Donor

A process by which a woman donates eggs to enable another woman to conceive as part of an assisted reproduction treatment.

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Surrogate

A legal agreement, whereby a woman agrees to deliver/labor for another person or people who will become the child’s parent after birth.

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ERA (Endometrial Receptivity Analysis)

A diagnostic procedure that may help determine whether the endometrial cavity is ready for embryo implantation.

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