The basic test to assess a male’s fertility is the semen analysis.
A semen analysis is a sperm test that assesses a male's sperm for quality and chances of conception.
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 are 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.
When to seek help
If you and your partner have been trying to get pregnant for more than a year (sooner if you are over the age of 36), we recommend you book an appointment with a fertility specialist who can conduct some simple fertility tests.
Private and NHS semen analysis available
You can book a private semen analysis with us. There is no need for a GP referral and we can arrange a prompt appointment. The cost of a private semen analysis is £130.
You can also be referred by your GP for an NHS semen analysis.
How is semen analysis done?
You will be asked to attend Complete Fertility Centre to provide a semen sample for analysis immediately after production. Prior to your appointment, you must abstain from sexual intercourse or masturbation for three to five days to obtain the best possible sample from you.
Booking a semen analysis
Men in Southampton, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Winchester and surrounding areas can book a semen analysis nearby by calling our friendly team on 02380 010570 or completing the online form below.