Semen analysis

The man's sperm is assessed for quality and chances of conception.

Semen analysis

The basic test to assess a male’s fertility is the semen analysis. Men are asked to produce a sample of semen in our private room. The semen is then looked at down the microscope by an embryologist. A report will be written to show the number of sperm (the ‘count’) the way the sperm is moving (motility) and the number of sperm that look normal (morphology). We also assess the sperm to see if there are antibodies present that cause the sperm to stick together.

This semen analysis will give your doctor important information about your fertility, and if you are seeking treatment, will also help the doctor decide which type of treatment is right for you.