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Male Fertility Test

Male fertility tests are recommended when a couple has been trying to conceive without success. Research has shown that 40% of baby-making challenged couples have male factor issues, 40% have female factor issues and 20% have a combination of both male and female factors. Having the man undergo male fertility tests is easy at minimal cost and can give quick answers to a couple’s fruitless efforts.

Complete Semen Analysis (CSA)
The most important male fertility test is the semen analysis on the man’s ejaculate. The semen analysis is recommended to diagnose possible male infertility.

When a semen analysis is performed, results are compared to the normal semen parameters, which are as follows:
Volume: The normal amount of ejaculate ranges between 2 ml to 4 ml.california-ivf-clinic/male-fertility-testing
Sperm Concentration: Each ml of semen should have a concentration of between 20 million to 200 million sperms
Morphology: 50% of the sperm should have a normal shape or morphology
Motility: Healthy sperm shows a progressive motility, to be able to travel from point A to point B rather than going in circles.

Any deviation from these parameters will be labeled as male factor and male fertility treatment might be necessary. Of course, other parameters also include assessment of pH and presence of white or red blood cells and germinal cells.
Nomenclature indicating kind of alteration with semen parameters as follows:

  1. Normal ejaculate – Normozoospermia.
  2. Sperm concentration fewer than 20 million per ml – Oligozoospermia.
  3. Fewer than 50% of spermatozoa with forward progressive motility – Asthenozoospermia
  4. Fewer than 30% of spermatozoa with normal morphology – Teratozoospermia.
  5. Disturbance of all 3 parameters – Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia.
  6. No spermatozoal in ejaculate – Azoospermia.
  7. No ejaculate – Aspermia.

Preparing for Your Semen Analysis
To evaluate for male factor fresh specimen is needed. Ejaculate is produced by manual stimulation in one of our production rooms at the clinic. For the most accurate test results, we recommend 3 to 5 days of abstinence prior to your semen testing. This will assure optimal parameters of semen viability.

Male Fertility Test Fees:
Complete Semen Analysis (CSA) $110
Complete Semen Analysis
(CSA – with 3h – 6h motility reading) $140
Partial Semen Analysis $75