Virology screening tests before fertility treatment are a standard step, which all patients will need to undergo before we can embark on any treatment. This enables us to check for viral infections – namely Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV – which in some cases, people may not be aware that they have. A positive result does not automatically mean you cannot undergo fertility treatment, but it’s important that these infections are identified before commencing treatment so that any appropriate additional steps can be taken. Having virology screening tests before fertility treatment generally involves a simple blood test, and results are usually available quite quickly. If you have any concerns or queries about the tests or results, your consultant will be happy to discuss these with you.