As part of the infertility evaluation of the male partner, a semen analysis is usually performed. A semen analysis is a specialized test which can provide valuable information on the fertility potential of males.
What is semen analysis?
Semen analysis, also known as a sperm count test, analyzes the health and viability of a man’s sperm. A semen analysis measures five major factors of sperm health:
- Volume of sperm
- PH level
- Sperm count
Why undergo semen analysis?
Firstly, a semen analysis is often recommended when couples are having problems getting pregnant. The sperm test will help a physician determine if there are any issues with male's infertility. Secondly, the analysis will also help determine if low sperm count or sperm dysfunction is the reason behind infertility.
How to prepare for semen analysis
Ideally, a period of 2 to 5 days of abstinence is observed in order to collect the sample for semen analysis.
Currently, samples for semen analysis can be obtained in our collection rooms at the clinic or at the home of the patient with a special kit provided by the clinic.