This is an important test in cases of subfertility. We advise you to have 3 days of abstinence before producing the sample. Please do not use any spermicidal jelly or condoms for production. Please write your name, date and time of production clearly on the container. Please bring the sample to us within an hour of production by keeping it at close to the body temperature. The result of the test will be discussed with you in 1-2 days. Three important things we analyze in the semen sample are count, motility and morphology. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask our Pathologist.
Some studies have suggested that advanced male age (usually over age 50) may lead to
increased infertility and increased rates of miscarriage. The data in the literature on this is mixed. Some
studies showing paternal age to have an effect and some not finding it to be very predictive. If there is an
effect of paternal age, it may be a small effect.
Men with Klinefelter's syndrome (47,XXY chromosome makeup instead of 46,XY) men with
deletions of parts of the Y chromosome, men with balanced translocations, and a few other rarer genetic
abnormalities are going to have male infertility.
Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)
Men with no sperm in the ejaculate may have sperm in the testicles. Therefore taking
a piece of testicular tissue can enable physician to find sperm. Sperm found in the tissue can be used for ICSI
after the preparation of the wife. TESE procedure is performed in 20 minutes by a an experienced urologist.
HIV I & II: For the benefit of patients, staff and other people these tests are compulsory if you are undergoing
Assisted reproductive treatment.
HBsAg: This test is to know that you are not carrying hepatitis B virus.
Anti HCV: This test is to know your status for hepatitis C virus.
VDRL: Routine test for syphillis.
Hormonal tests on male and sonography of testis are performed in cases of azoospermia that is no sperm found in the sample.