7 July 2022

The Sims Clinic - What Do Male Fertility Tests Involve?

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Male fertility is normally assessed through a semen analysis. In this post, the Sims IVF team will go into much greater depth about what a male fertility test entails, and how you can book an appointment with our team at our fertility clinic, if you would like to conduct a fertility test today. 

Read below to learn more about what male fertility tests involve, and if you’d like to book an appointment with a dedicated fertility specialist - then please use our website’s online form and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. We have excellent availability, and can provide you with a time and date at your convenience. 

What is Assessed in a Test?

In any male fertility test, there are a number of things that are assessed in the semen analysis. First of all, the initial thing that is assessed is the number of sperm, which you may have heard referred to as the ‘sperm count’. In actual fact, this assessment is more about the ‘concentration’ of sperm, which means the number of sperm in each millilitre of the sample. What’s more, sperm motility is also assessed; this relates to the percentage of sperm in the sample that are swimming, and how well the sperm are swimming. 

Furthermore, sperm morphology gets assessed as part of the semen analysis process. This relates to the size and shape, and it involves examining a fresh sample. Additionally, semen volume and consistency is assessed, and an anti-sperm antibodies test is examined too. For more details about all of the various elements assessed in a semen analysis, visit the Sims IVF site today. 

What Does a Semen Analysis Involve?

Typically, a sample is made off site and it is then brought to the clinic and handed over to our on-site scientific team for the next stage. Samples are generally produced by masturbation, although if a sample cannot be produced in this way, then you can always speak with our staff for further information. 

Semen analyses should usually be overseen following 2-3 days of abstinence from sexual intercourse or masturbation. This is an important thing to remember as shorter or longer periods of abstinence could result in a misrepresentative result. 

Request an Appointment or Make an Enquiry

If you are interested in taking a male fertility test, then please contact the Sims IVF team today. Should you have been trying to conceive for over 12 months (or 6 months if you’re aged over 35 years old) without any current success, then it is advised that you book an appointment with a specialist in fertility. One of our experts can conduct a simple male fertility test so that a better overall picture is obtained. You will be provided with test results, which will help give you a clearer idea of your fertility options.

To book your appointment with the Sims IVF clinic, please visit our website today and use our online form. You can also call us on the following numbers; +353 1 208 0710 (Clonskeagh), +353 21 441 0900 (Cork), and +353 1 807 2732 (Swords). Our team is always here to help you with your queries regarding male fertility tests, and we will provide you with first-class help and advice at all times. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries you’d like answered.

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