What is the Modern Fertility test?

The Modern Fertility test is the only comprehensive fertility hormone test you can take at home. We measure key fertility hormones that can help to understand ovarian reserve, menopause timing, IVF and egg freezing, and more.

When should you test?

Because fertility declines with age and results can vary based on new health conditions, we recommend re-testing every year. The Modern Fertility Test is approved for women ages 21 – 45.

What hormones does the Modern Fertility test measure?

The Modern Fertility test measures up to 8 hormones depending on a woman’s birth control (if any), including AMH, Estradiol, LH, FSH, TSH, Free Thyroxine, Prolactin, and Total Testosterone.

Can I use the test everywhere?

Modern Fertility is available in all U.S. states except New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. We will notify you as soon as Modern Fertility is available in these states. The test is not currently available outside of the United States.

TESTING WHILE ON BIRTH CONTROL

Can I take the test on hormonal birth control?

Yes! Every test is customized based on the type of birth control. For people on hormonal birth control, we test for AMH and TSH. Here’s a little more about what you can learn from these important hormones: AMH is the best biomarker for understanding ovarian reserve, or, egg quantity. AMH tells you how many eggs you have “waiting in the wings” and can give you insight into menopause timing, as well as your responses to procedures like IVF and egg freezing. You
can read more about AMH testing on our blog. TSH is a hormone that regulates your thyroid health, which plays a role in your metabolism, heart function, the nervous system, bone maintenance, mood, fertility, and even sexual function. If your thyroid is not functioning properly, the whole body can be impacted, including fertility.

Can I take the test with an IUD?

Yes! The hormones tested will vary depending on which IUD your patient is on (hormonal or copper) and whether or not she gets a period. Hormonal birth control has been shown in some studies to suppress AMH––so if you are on the hormonal IUD, it’s important to keep this in mind.

TEST RESULTS

What do results look like?

Results are available in your secure dashboard within 7 to 10 days of their sample arriving at the lab. Every dashboard comes with personalized explanations around each fertility hormone, what these levels mean, and what you can do about them, all in human speak. We dive into the background of why each hormone is important for fertility and what levels mean for ovarian reserve, response to egg freezing and IVF, details around menopause timing, and more.

How do I get their results?

We email you when their results are ready to view (usually within 7 to 10 business days of their sample arriving at the lab). Our email includes instructions to log into their secure dashboard to view results.

Are these the same laboratory tests that someone could get in a doctor’s office?

Yes. We worked with top Reproductive Endocrinologists to select a panel with the most comprehensive set of hormones to give people with ovaries the best indication of their future fertility. Each doctor has a different approach for ordering these laboratory tests. We add a layer of interpretation so the results are easy to understand. Fertility is complex and hormones are one (very important!) piece of the puzzle.

How accurate are these results?

Very. We’ve spent thousands of hours working with the top Reproductive Endocrinologists, OB/GYNS, Endocrinologists, and primary care doctors and worked with us to distill the latest clinical research, national guidelines, and clinic information into easy-to-understand reports. We conducted an IRB-approved clinical study to demonstrate that the results from our at-home test are the same as a traditional venipuncture blood draw (please see the full concordance study in the Green Journal).

How long do results last?

Fertility declines with age so these results expire every 9-12 months. Results can also vary based on new health conditions. We recommend re-testing every year.

What hormones does the Modern Fertility test measure?

The Modern Fertility test measures up to 8 hormones depending on a woman’s birth control (if any), including AMH, Estradiol, LH, FSH, TSH, Free Thyroxine, Prolactin, and Total Testosterone.

Can I use the test everywhere?

Modern Fertility is available in all U.S. states except New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. We will notify you as soon as Modern Fertility is available in these states. The test is not currently available outside of the United States.

HOW TO TEST

When should I test?

If you are not on hormonal birth control (or if they’re on a hormonal IUD with a regular period) you’ll test on the third full day of their period. If they are on hormonal birth control, you can test at any time during the month. For all tests, we recommend testing first thing in the morning – this will give us the clearest read on their hormones. Day 1 is the first day of full flow (not spotting) that starts before 5 pm and Day 3 is the third day of full period flow. For example, if a donor gets their period at 3 pm on Monday, they’ll do their test on Wednesday. If their period starts at 7 pm on Monday, they’ll test on Thursday.

Do I need to fast for the test?

If you are testing for prolactin, you will need to fast for approximately 8 hours before testing. To help with this, we recommend that you test right when they get up.

What hormones does the Modern Fertility test measure?

Modern Fertility can provide the first line of customer support to answer your donor’s questions so that you can focus on their results and next steps. Every Modern Fertility test comes with a free 1:1 consultation with a fertility nurse, access to a weekly “Egginar”, and the Modern Women Community where women discuss their questions and share their stories.