Endometrial dating infertility
In a woman with a 28-day cycle, it is usually scheduled for Days 24 to 26.
From start to finish the test takes about five minutes.
(The patient must advise the physician if she has an allergy to iodine or shellfish.) An instrument called a tenaculum may be used to stabilize the cervix. A narrow plastic instrument is passed into the uterus to collect a small sample of tissue from the side wall of the uterus.
During the 60 seconds the tissue is collected minimal to severe cramping may be experienced.