The most common, and probably the first test you will be required to have is the semen analysis. In order to have an analysis on your semen, you will be required to provide a semen sample to your Healthcare Provider.
What your HCP will learn from your semen analysis:
- Sperm count (the total number of sperm in the sample)
- Sperm motility (what percentage of your sperm is moving)
- Sperm morphology (are there any sperm shape abnormalities, or are they the right shape?)
- Semen volume (how much semen is in the sample)
Additional tests done during the semen analysis can include:
- pH measure
- Cultures (STD testing)
Speak with your Healthcare Provider on preparation expected. You might be asked to refrain from sexual intercourse for 2-3 days prior to the test. Be sure to speak to your HCP with any question on how the sample is obtained, and if you are uncomfortable with any of the process.
Normal semen volume: 2-5 mL per ejaculation
Normal sperm count: 15M+ per milliliter of semen
Normal sperm motility: Greater than 50%