A semen analysis evaluates the quantity of semen a man produces and determines the count and quality of sperm in the sample.
Semen analysis is commonly one of the first examinations performed to help determine whether a man has a trouble fathering a baby (infertility). Problem with the semen or sperm impacts more than one-third of the couples who are unable to have children.
Tests that may be done during a semen analysis include:
- Liquefaction time
- Sperm count
- Sperm morphology
- Sperm Motility
- White blood cell count
- Fructose level
Reason to do it?
A semen analysis is done to determine whether:
- The man has a reproductive problem that is inducing infertility.
- A vasectomy has been successful.