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Semen Analysis Test

Getting to Know More About Semen Analysis

Your First Step Towards Understanding Fertility

Embarking on a fertility journey is a significant step, and understanding your reproductive health is crucial. A semen analysis test is a straightforward, fast process that offers vital insights into your fertility, guiding you on the path ahead.

Getting to Know More About Seamen Analysis

What Does a Semen Analysis Involve?

In this essential test, our skilled embryologist examine a semen sample under the microscope to assess sperm health. This includes looking at the sperm’s shape, quantity, and movement – all key factors that influence the sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg successfully. 

When to Consider a Semen Analysis

Typically, a semen analysis is one of the initial recommendations for anyone exploring their fertility options. At The Fertility Home, we provide comprehensive semen analysis as part of our male fertility assessments, giving you a detailed overview of your fertility status. 

Preparing for Your Analysis

For the most accurate results, it’s advised to refrain from ejaculation for two to five days prior to submitting your sample. This preparation ensures the quality and viability of the sperm are at their best for analysis. 

Receiving Your Results

Quickly after the test, usually before the end of the day, your consultant or embryologist will have the results ready. This swift turnaround allows you to move forward with your treatment, discussing what the findings mean for your fertility journey and exploring the potential next steps. 

Understanding Your Results

Should your semen analysis reveal concerns such as a low sperm count or issues with sperm movement or shape, further assessments or specific fertility treatments might be suggested. These could include options like ICSI, IMSI or PICSI, tailored to address your unique fertility needs. Alternatively, there are slightly more extensive sperm tests that can be explored including sperm DNA fragmentation tests or hormone profiles to investigate the cause of the results.

Your Path to Fertility Begins Here

Before you proceed with a semen analysis at TFH, we invite you to a comprehensive consultation. This 60-minute meeting with our fertility specialist is an opportunity to delve into your medical and fertility history and discuss your aspirations or any worries. You’ll learn about the semen analysis process in detail and have a chance to ask any questions you might have. 

At TFH, we’re committed to providing you with the insights and care needed to navigate this path with confidence and clarity.