Initial Consultation and Testing

Mount Sinai Fertility is committed to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for every one of our clinic guests. The initial consultation can bring on many emotions as patients don’t know what to expect. Rest assured, you’re in good hands with our experienced fertility team. Here is what you can expect at your initial consultation.

Currently, most initial consultations are occurring virtually. Prior to your appointment, you will receive an email with a link to access your secure virtual appointment.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Checking in

If your appointment is in the clinic please arrive 15 minutes early and check in with our front desk staff. This will allow time for registration. Please bring your valid Ontario Health Card and a second piece of photo ID.

If your appointment is virtual, please log on 10 minutes in advance and confirm your audio and camera settings are working.

What are biometrics?

For greater peace of mind we will be taking your photo and scanning your fingerprint. Your fingerprint will connect you to all aspects of your care and provide an enhanced level of safety and security concerning your medical record.

You will be asked to scan your fingerprint and will have your identification checked during your appointment to ensure a higher level of safety and security.

What are Biometrics?
Biometrics are when your unique traits (such as fingerprints) are analyzed by an electronic device to confirm your identity. At Mount Sinai Fertility. your fingerprint and unique PIN will connect you to your fertility care.

First appointment

During your initial consultation, a Mount Sinai Fertility Physician or Nurse Practitioner will meet with you to carefully review information relevant to your fertility care. This will include a review of any previous fertility care,  your history and medical records. Your first appointment is also your opportunity to ask questions and get the answers you need to feel at ease with your treatment.


Please note: if there are going to be more than one individual involved in the fertility process, we strongly encourage all involved attend the initial consultation.


During your appointment, we will develop a plan for initial diagnostic testing and discuss potential options for treatment. For more information about your first appointment please visit our First Appointment Checklist page.

Initial testing

Following the consultation, you and your partner(s) (if applicable) may be asked to book diagnostic tests to help determine the best course of treatment. Below are some common tests:

Ovarian Reserve Ultrasound (Antral Follicle Count)

An ultrasound is used to count the number of immature follicles that can be seen in the ovary at any given time. This number is a way to estimate your ovarian reserve. The ultrasound will also check the ovaries for other abnormalities.

Anti Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Test

Anti Mullerian Hormone is a hormone that can be measured in your blood. The level of AMH in the blood is a way to estimate your ovarian reserve.

Semen Analysis

Individuals who produce sperm will be asked to book a semen analysis to determine the quantity and quality of sperm.

Viral Blood Work

Blood tests to screen for infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis will be performed on all patients. This blood work has to be updated periodically.


This is an advanced ultrasound that uses fluid to check the inside of the uterine cavity for any abnormalities. It also checks the fallopian tubes to see if they are open or blocked.


A small camera is placed into the uterus through the cervix to visually inspect the uterine cavity.

For your convenience, many of these tests can be completed on-site at Mount Sinai Fertility.


Once all testing has been completed, you will meet with your fertility care provider to review your results. This is typically 6-8 weeks after your initial consultation in order to  allow enough time for all your tests to be completed and for us to receive your results. Once we have all this information, your physician will work with you to develop a fertility care plan that is specific to you.