Purpose

The purpose of the clomiphene citrate challenge test (CCCT) is to evaluate how well your ovaries are functioning. The results of the test provide information on (1) the likelihood of achieving pregnancy without fertility treatments, and (2) the likelihood of fertility treatments improving your chances of achieving a pregnancy.

Background

Age does not always predict how a woman’s ovaries will respond to fertility treatments. In order to determine this, doctors have traditionally measured the baseline level of specific hormones in a woman’s blood. Test results are then used to guide fertility treatments.