Semen analysis is one of the basic, but most important fertility laboratory tests. The routine semen analysis is performed to exacting standards, in compliance with the most current World Health Organization guidelines. The laboratory is also a referral center for semen analysis, for men who are not patients at the Center, for example: Individuals without an order from their healthcare provider direct access testing , and individuals with a written order from their healthcare provider. The semen analysis can also be expanded to include retrograde ejaculation analysis, and sperm DNA fragmentation testing. Post-vasectomy, and vasectomy-reversal semen analysis are also provided. Components of the routine semen analysis include: Ejaculation volume Sperm concentration Total motility Progressive motility Strict sperm morphology Physical and basic chemical characteristics of the semen The laboratory is also a referral center for semen analysis, for men who are not patients at the Center, for example: Individuals without an order from their healthcare provider direct access testing , and individuals with a written order from their healthcare provider.
WHO laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen
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A semen analysis, also called a sperm count, measures the quantity and quality of a man's semen and sperm. Semen is the thick, white fluid released from the penis during a man's sexual climax orgasm. This release is called ejaculation. Semen contains sperm, the cells in a man that carry genetic material. When a sperm cell unites with an egg from a woman, it forms an embryo the first stage of an unborn baby's development. A low sperm count or abnormal sperm shape or movement can make it difficult for a man to make a woman pregnant. The inability to conceive a baby is called infertility.
Diagnostic semen analysis
A semen analysis plural: semen analyses , also called " seminogram "  evaluates certain characteristics of a male's semen and the sperm contained therein. It is done to help evaluate male fertility , whether for those seeking pregnancy or verifying the success of vasectomy. Depending on the measurement method, just a few characteristics may be evaluated such as with a home kit or many characteristics may be evaluated generally by a diagnostic laboratory. Collection techniques and precise measurement method may influence results.