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Infertility investigations - Semen Analysis

The Private Healthcare UK guide to infertility treatment contains articles on infertility and IVF treatment which are aimed at improving your knowledge of treatments for infertility, their benefits and potential risks.


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The primary laboratory test for male fertility is "semen analysis". The sample is obtained by masturbation or collected from a special condom following intercourse. Sterile containers must be used to collect the sample following three days of sexual abstinence.

A normal assessment should show:

  • Semen volume - 2-4mls

  • Sperm count - more than 20 million per ml

  • Sperm motility - more than 50% moving

  • Sperm morphology - more than 30% of normal shape

  • White blood cells - should be less than 1 million per ml

  • Anti-sperm antibodies test - should be negative


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