Male Infertility Tests
Initial Male factor testing or Semen Analysis is performed according to the guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO) Criteria of 2010. A special collection room is provided, with an adjacent window to the Andrology laboratory. Specimens are processed one patient at time, avoiding mix-up.
Tests are run daily with a Standard-Turn-Around-Time of two hours after collection.
This test includes:
- determination of sperm concentration (millions/ml)
- percent motility
- speed and forward progression of motile sperm
- morphological analysis of normal vs. abnormal sperm (Krueger Strict)
- white blood cells and non-tailed forms (immature sperm) are identified with differential staining
- presence or absence of agglutination
- seminal pH
Sperm cryopreservation (freezing)
A procedure that preserves sperm cells for several reasons: cancer patients preparing to undergo radiation or chemotherapy, patients who are going to have a vasectomy but wish to have sperm stored, and as backup sample for the husband’s absence in time of an Insemination or Intracytoplasmic injection.