What is a semen analysis test?

It is a laboratory test that determines the characteristics of male semen and sperm.

Why should you get a semen analysis?

Semen analysis is a routine test ordered in the evaluation of infertility. It is an easy, non-invasive way to check if the infertility is due to the male partner. It is also ordered after performing a vasectomy to confirm that the procedure was successful.

What does the semen analysis check for?

It evaluates the volume, sperm motility (movement) and morphology (how the sperm look compared to normal), pH level and total number of sperm present.