Tests before IUI

Pre-IUI testing in the UK

Prior to undergoing an IUI procedure at Diers Klinik, you must prepare by completing required blood tests.

If you reside in the UK, it can sometimes be challenging to get the required tests from your GP. If this is the case for you, we recommend considering the services of our trusted partners, Sirkka Health and TDL.

Blood tests for IUI treatment

These are the mandatory blood tests you must have taken before starting treatment:

    1. HIV 1 & 2 (Anti-HIV 1,2)
    2. Hepatitis B (HBs Ag and Anti-HBc)
    3. Hepatitis C (Anti-HCV Ab)

The vast majority of our customers will only need the mandatory blood tests. However, there can be cases where additional testing could be relevant.

If additional tests could be relevant for you, we will discuss this with you at the initial consultation or during your course of treatment at the clinic. 

Below is a list with descriptions of the blood tests.

  • Which tests: HIV 1 & 2, Hepatitis B and C
  • Description: The Danish Health Authority requires that all patients get tested for these infectious diseases before starting fertility treatment.
  • Which tests: Ferritin, Vitamin D3 (25-hydroxy-vitamin D), Vitamin B12 (cobalamin), TSH (thyrotropin)
  • Description: Some women may lack vitamins or have hormone levels outside the reference range. If the levels of these are very low (or high) it can affect the chances of achieving pregnancy.
    Some women may need vitamin supplements or other treatment in order for the levels to normalize.
    It is not advisable to eat supplements without having the level tested first, as too high a vitamin or hormone level can also have a negative impact on the chance of pregnancy.
  • Which test: AMH (anti-Müllerian hormone)
  • Description: AMH is a hormone produced in the ovaries in the small (early) follicles. AMH is a marker for the amount of eggs in a woman’s egg reserve, i.e. how many eggs are left.
    AMH does not say anything about the quality of the eggs.
    You may have a few eggs left, but of good quality, and vice versa.
    AMH cannot be used as a marker for the overall chance of getting pregnant.
  • Which test: Progesterone
  • Description: Progesterone is a hormone that affects the endometrium during and after ovulation. Most women without fertility problems have a normal progesterone level.
    If the progesterone level is too low, it can affect whether a fertilized egg implants.
    Progesterone can be tested in a blood test at certain times of the menstrual cycle. If the level is too low, you can get a supplement of the hormone after the insemination.

Test services at Sirkka Health

Sirkka Health is a UK-based healthcare company that provides affordable and accurate diagnostic and pre-treatment tests for individuals who are planning to have fertility treatment and surgeries abroad.

Sirkka offers convenient options, including tests at their facilities or in the comfort of your own home, and ensure speedy delivery of your test results.

Sirkka Health’s pre-IUI test package

Sirkka Health offers a test package for the mandatory pre-IUI blood tests (HIV 1 & 2, Hepatitis B and C) and can also do do the optional tests if necessary. 

The price of the pre-IUI blood tests (HIV 1 & 2, Hepatitis B and C) is £148.

    • The price includes in-clinic phlebotomy & sample delivery services. Home visit phlebotomy may incur an extra charge depending on location.
    • Contact us and ask for a special Diers Klinik discount code to receive a 10% discount on the rate.

How to book the testing

You can book the blood tests on Sirkka Health’s website:

    1. Click Treatments Abroad
    2. Tick off Location and Diers Klinik
    3. Choose the test profile (choose Test Profile 1 for the the mandatory test package).

If you do not live near Sirkka’s test clinics and wish to book a home visit test, please contact Sirkka directly to arrange an appointment.

The map below shows the areas in the UK covered by Sirkka Health.



Test services at TDL

TDL – The Doctors Laboratory – is a leading UK-based private pathology laboratory, providing comprehensive clinical tests and diagnostic services to healthcare professionals.

TDL provides flexible testing options and quick delivery of test results.

You have the option of having the tests taken at TDL’s main location in central London or receive at-home testing services from a visiting nurse in most regions of the UK.

TDL’s pre-IUI tests

TDL provides the mandatory pre-IUI test package (HIV 1 & 2, Hepatitis B and C) as well as the optional tests. 

The mandatory test package

The mandatory pre-IUI package includes tests for HIV 1 & 2, Hepatitis B and C (test profile DK1).

For these tests, we require proper ID validation, and they must be conducted by a nurse, either at TDL’s main location in central London or by using TDL’s at-home testing services.

The prices are:

  • For in-clinic phlebotomy, including nurse sample fee: £105
  • For home visit phlebotomy: £110

The optional test packages

The optional test samples can be taken either by a nurse (in the clinic or in your home) or as self-collect tests (finger prick blood test) – you choose.

The prices listed below do not include the nurse sample taking service or the self-collect fee:

  • Vitamin tests (Ferritin, Vitamin D3 (25-hydroxy-vitamin D), Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) and TSH (thyrotropin) – test profile DK2: £50
  • Egg reserve marker AMH (anti-Müllerian hormone) – test profile DK3: £30
  • Progesterone (serum)- test profile DK4: £15

The additional fees for sample collection/return postal service are as follows:

  • Nurse sample taking service: £60.00
  • Nurse home visit sample taking service: £65.00
  • Self-collect service (return postal service): £3.36

How to book the testing

  1. Send us an email specifying:
    • Your name, address, email and phone number,
    • Which test profile(s) you wish to book, and
    • How/where you prefer the test samples to be taken.
  2. We will notify TDL about the above-mentioned details,
  3. By mail, TDL will send you a test kit accompanied by detailed instructions on the procedure for taking the test.

The payment for the tests must be made directly to TDL. Once your blood sample is received and analysed by TDL, they will send the test results to you and to Diers Klinik.

Ultrasound scans 

Our UK partners can also facilitate contact with clinics that can perform ultrasound scans:

    • Follicle scan: Transvaginal scan with measurement of follicle size (to confirm development of a leading follicle) and thickness of endometrium.
    • Pregnancy scan: Early pregnancy scan (weeks 6-9) to confirm heartbeat.

Please contact us for more information and to get the the required ultrasound request letter.