An array of different issues can cause unexplained infertility. Our unique ReceptivaDx test can assist those experiencing infertility by assessing for potential causes related to inflammation. Here’s how our testing can help:
What is ReceptivaDx?
ReceptivaDx is a test that can be requested by anyone experiencing unexplained infertility. The test looks for traces of BCL6 and can be performed by your Ob-Gyn. BCL6-positive patients often have inflammatory conditions that may be contributing to their infertility. One of the most common inflammatory conditions is called silent endometriosis. If a patient tests positive for BCL6, there is a high chance they have silent endometriosis, which may be contributing to their infertility.
What is Silent Endometriosis?
Silent endometriosis is an inflammation of the uterine lining. Endometriosis happens when the kind of tissue that grows within the uterus begins to grow outside of it as well. Endometriosis can cause painful periods, excessive bleeding, and pain associated with intercourse, among other symptoms. The experiences of patients with endometriosis can differ significantly, which can make it difficult to diagnose. Even in the absence of other negative symptoms, endometriosis may still be present and could also be the cause of infertility. 20-40% of patients who have unexplained infertility have a type of endometriosis. Our testing can help those with silent endometriosis get answers and prepare for the next steps.
How does ReceptivaDx Testing Work?
The physician who performs the test can be a reproductive specialist or an OB-GYN. During a ReceptivaDx test, the patient should be in a natural or a mock cycle to extract their biopsy. After collection, the sample can be sent off to our testing facility overnight. Our team then runs a full pathology report on the sample. Physicians should receive results between 5-6 business days. Our testing can be done during a routine visit with a physician and does not require downtime by the patient. If the one receives a positive BCL6, they may have silent endometriosis and can then work towards treatment.
What Treatment Options Are There?
Many of those who test positive for BCL6 find that their unexplained infertility is caused by endometriosis. After receiving a positive test, there are a few treatment options. One treatment option is called a laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that removes the signs of visible endometriosis. Alternatively, one may choose hormone therapy treatment to reduce their silent endometriosis while increasing their chances of a successful pregnancy. Patients should speak with their reproductive specialist to decide which treatment option is best for them.
Unexplained Infertility and Receptiva Dx
ReceptivaDx aims to help those who are experiencing unexplained infertility. Our team understands the frustration that can come with infertility and wants to help patients in their search for answers. We can provide a list of fertility centers that offer ReceptivaDx testing to patients who may be interested. We also provide our testing kits to a patient’s physician’s office at no charge. Contact us today to find out more about our testing and how we can help with unexplained infertility.