Understanding fertility price

A guide to fertility treatment price - (2) Fertility assessment

Fertility treatment price vary greatly from clinic-to-clinic and from country-to-country. For example, in the UK, the average cost of one IVF cycle is between £5,000 and £7,500, where as in the US the cost of IVF can be two to three times more than the costs in the UK.

Since fertility treatment may be one of the most significant investments you make – financially and emotionally – Gynii Me want to help you cut through the confusion.

We are working closely with the UK’s leading fertility clinics to make fertility treatment more transparent and also more affordable. We have produced this guide to help you make sense of fertility treatment price.

Since every fertility treatment journey is slightly different, our guide is based on a typical fertility treatment journey, to illustrate the key aspects to consider when thinking about fertility costs.

  1. Initial consultation
  2. Fertility assessment
  3. Fertility treatment

Fertility assessment - Pre-treatment investigations

Pre-treatment investigations include tests and scans to assess a woman’s, or a couple’s fertility. We have included a list of common tests required by a fertility clinic before starting any treatment in the table below. A fertility assessment package (i.e. a package of pre-treatment tests) typically ranges from £500 to £800.


Checking your hormone levels

Hormone level tests may include a blood test to measure a hormone called progesterone, which is produced by the ovaries after an egg is released.

If your periods are irregular, you might be offered a test to measure hormones called gonadotrophins, which stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs.

Checking your ovarian reserve

A number of standard tests are used to check ovarian reserve including:

  • blood tests to detect levels of hormones such as follicle-stimulating hormone, Anti-Muellarian hormone), which allows a fertility specialist to estimate the number of eggs you have; or 
  • an ultrasound scan, which allows the fertility specialist to count the number of activated follicles inside the ovary (known as an Antral Follicle Count, or AFC).

Checking your fallopian tubes

Your doctor is able to diagnose problems with fallopian tubes with a test called a hysterosalpingogram (or HSG). This is a procedure which uses X-rays to look at the fallopian tubes and the uterus.

Virology screening

To avoid the spread of infections in storage containers and during laboratory procedures, everyone undergoing any fertility treatment will need to be screened for signs of HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and Chlamydia before treatment.

Screening for these conditions is a strict requirement placed on fertility clinics by the UK’s regulator, the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (or HFEA).