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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

Semen Analysis

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.
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