Diagnostic evaluation of the infertile female: a committee opinion

Fertil Steril. 2015 Jun;103(6):e44-50. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2015.03.019. Epub 2015 Apr 30.


Diagnostic evaluation for infertility in women should be conducted in a systematic, expeditious, and cost-effective manner to identify all relevant factors with initial emphasis on the least invasive methods for detection of the most common causes of infertility. The purpose of this committee opinion is to provide a critical review of the current methods and procedures for the evaluation of the infertile female, and it replaces the document of the same name, last published in 2012 (Fertil Steril 2012;98:302–7).

Keywords: Infertility; conception; oocyte; ovarian reserve; unexplained.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic Techniques, Obstetrical and Gynecological / standards*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / blood
  • Infertility, Female / diagnosis*
  • Infertility, Male / blood
  • Infertility, Male / diagnosis*
  • Male
  • Ovarian Function Tests / standards*
  • Physical Examination / methods
  • Physical Examination / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Reproductive Medicine / methods
  • Reproductive Medicine / standards*
  • United States