More than 40 percent of fertility cases involve problems related to the male partner, and there are fertility tests designed specifically for male infertility issues. Tests include a semen analysis to evaluate sperm count and sperm movement.
After a standard evaluation, additional testing may be needed to further diagnose and treat you. Our fertility specialist may perform one or more of the following tests:
- Andrology testing
- Genetic testing
- Microbiology tests
- Other diagnostic testing
A semen analysis measures the number of sperm, sperm function, sperm shape, and your sperm’s ability to move independently (motility). This test can determine your sperm’s fertilization potential.
- Refrain from sexual activity/ejaculation at least 2 days and no more than 5 days before producing the specimen.
- Because the initial part of the ejaculate contains most of the sperm, make sure it goes into the container.
- If you are bringing a specimen from home, we must receive it no more than one hour after it is produced. Please keep the specimen at body temperature while transporting.
- Produce the specimen by masturbation directly into the labeled sterile container. Do not use lotions or lubes which can contain spermicides.