Semen analysis

A semen analysis, or sperm test, is the most essential part of your initial fertility assessment when you come to us as a couple or if you wish to become a sperm donor.

Semen analysis tests your ejaculate for volume of semen, consistency, sperm concentration and sperm quantity, sperm motility, ratio of healthy vs abnormal sperm, vitality levels and several more factors that have some bearing in conception – especially for certain fertility treatments.

It’s a simple process, and not one you should feel in any way embarrassed by. Because we need to test sperm quality within an hour of ejaculation, we provide you with a quiet, private room in which to provide your sample. If you are unable to produce a sample, we can carry out per cutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA), where we take your sperm sample directly from the epididymis.

We’ll then make a follow-up appointment to go through the results with you. If the results show that there are any problems likely to lead to reduced fertility, we’ll talk you through our andrology services and give you all the support you and your partner need.

Find out more about male fertility assessment

For more information about male and female fertility assessment, or to book a One-Stop Fertility Assessment appointment,  please call 01992 78 50 60 or email us on enquiries@hertsandessexfertility.com or via our online contact form.