BY5.2 Fertility and Pregnancy Testing

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Sub Fertility:

  • difficulty conceiving naturally can occur due to reasons affecting one or both partners
  • infertiity is the inability to conceive a child
  • greatest of female infertility is due to the inability to ovulate or irregualr menstrual cycles
  • 95% of the time cases are treatable with the drug clomiphene
  • blockage of the fallopian tube can also cause an issue as it prevents the passage of the ovum to the site of fertilisation in the fallopian tube
  • this can be caused by an infection and treatment usually involves microsurgery

Pregnancy testing:

  • most pregnancy tests use monoclonal antibodies to test for the presence of HCG in urine
  • monoclonal anibody responds to…


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