What is the OAR?
The Ovarian Assessment Report (OAR) provides you and your fertility specialist with the most accurate assessment of your ovulatory egg supply available through the use of a single blood sample. The OAR provides you with test results from both routine diagnostics, such as FSH, and advanced hormone tests such as AMH. However, all of this information is combined with age to provide the Egg Retrieval Score (ERS) which allows for a more accurate estimate of your available egg supply.
Ovulatory egg supply is the quantity of eggs a woman has available for collection through controlled ovarian stimulation, commonly referred to as an “egg retrieval” procedure. Although you may or may not be undergoing an egg retrieval procedure as part of your therapy, this report will provide you and your fertility specialist with valuable information about your egg supply, one of the critical components to your overall fertility.
How will the OAR help my fertility specialist?
Because the OAR was developed using data from women undergoing fertility treatments, your fertility specialist is able to use your OAR test results in combination with other information to determine the most appropriate course of therapy for you and your partner.
Will the OAR tell me if I will have a baby?
The results of the OAR alone cannot make that determination. Successful pregnancy and subsequent childbirth depend on multiple factors from both the female and her male partner. The OAR has been designed to evaluate one of the very critical female factor issues: your egg supply.
When and where do I have my blood specimen collected?
Your specimen must be collected on day 2, 3 or 4 of your menstrual period (between 24 to 96 hours AFTER you first notice full menstrual flow). This is because the accuracy of this test is improved when your estrogen levels are low which is generally on day 2, 3 or 4 of your menstrual period. Your blood specimen may be collected at the office of the clinician ordering your test and sent to ReproSource. When your test is completed, ReproSource will send the test results to the office of the ordering clinician.
Note: Although approximately 95% of women who get their blood drawn on days 2 through 4 of the menstrual cycle women have appropriate estrogen levels, about 5% do not due to a variety of reasons that are unrelated to the test. Should this occur, your fertility specialist may request you to get tested again.
How much does the OAR cost?
For most insurance plans, ReproSource takes care of filing all of your testing with your insurance plan. While your out-of-pocket cost depends upon your particular insurance plan, ReproSource has developed several patient cost protection programs that will help you understand your worst-case cost scenario if your testing is not covered or not paid by your insurance plan.
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