The NSW Government has introduced a $500 pre-IVF Fertility Testing Rebate for out-of-pocket medical expenses incurred by eligible persons for certain pre-IVF fertility testing (the rebate).
Via this rebate, NSW fertility patients can get better access to specialist diagnostic tests, to get to the bottom of any infertility related issues, helping to make any further fertility related decisions as a result of early testing.
This checklist must be completed with your specialist for the purpose of confirming your eligibility for the rebate.
There are certain requirements for a you as a patient to meet eligibility criteria. The criteria are:
- Confirmation that you, the patient, are being assessed for a fertility issue, defined as:
- because a woman, following regular unprotected sex, (i) who is under 35 years of age has not conceived in 12 months or longer, or (ii) who is 35 years of age or over has not conceived in 6 months or longer (the Female Applicant); and the Female Applicant, (ii) her partner and/or (iii) gamete donor requires assessment for infertility.
2. Confirmation that you, the patient, have received one or more of the following fertility tests:
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a protein hormone produced by cells within the ovary. Your AMH levels can help assess your ovarian egg reserve and therefore your fertility. An anti-mullerian hormone test (AMH) can be done at any time in the menstrual cycle, as your AMH levels are stable throughout the cycle and is assessed by a blood test.
A pelvic ultrasound can provide immediate information about your ovaries. This assists your doctor in accessing immediately available information, as the ovaries can be seen and measured throughout the procedure. This will determine whether you to proceed with fertility drugs or, if estrogen levels are very low, with fertility injections. An ultrasound may also allow your doctor to see and evaluate simple cysts that might interfere with fertility drug treatments.
LH is one of the hormones produced by the pituitary gland. Ordinarily, it’s secreted at very low levels throughout your menstrual cycle.
But once a developing egg follicle reaches a certain size — usually around the midpoint of your cycle — LH secretion surges to really high levels. This hormone surge is what triggers ovulation about 24 to 36 hours later.
You may need to have a few blood tests to determine your fertile period.
Semen analysis is when freshly ejaculated semen is tested in a laboratory, and the number, shape and movement of sperm are measured under a microscope. This analysis is an important part of diagnosing male infertility.
Ready to take the first step?
If you would like to meet with one of our fertility specialists, book an appointment today by calling 1300 899 850.
For more information on the pre-IVF rebate, visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au…
Or if you have any enquiries please contact us and we’ll be in touch.