What is Semen Analysis?
Semen analysis is a male fertility test in which semen sample can be analyzed to see the healthiness & viability of sperm. Seminal fluid consists of sperms & protein – sugar substances that are released during ejaculation. A semen analysis measures the three major factors. They are:
- Sperm Count
What are the normal reference values for Semen Analysis (WHO)?
|Semen Parameter||Reference Value (WHO 2010)|
|Sperm Concentration||15 million/ml|
|Total Sperm Count||39 million|
|Motility (% Progressive)||32%|
|Vitality (% live)||58%|
|Morphology (% Normal)||4%|
What is DNA fragmentation Test?
DNA Fragmentation test is done to check the DNA damage of sperms. The test is known as Sperm Chromatin Dispersion Test. We use Haloview DNA technique to determine the DNA damage. The method is useful for those cases having
- Recurrent Miscarriages
- Poor Embryo Quality
- Poor Blastocyst formation
- Arrested Embryo
Sperm Banking is recommended for those men who have medical condition that can damage their sperm. Fertility preservation is the way to restore the fertility. They are indicated for the following patients.
- Chemotherapy treatments / Radiotherapy
- Less number of sperm due to illness
- Men about to undergo a sex change operation.
- Men with other concerns about future fertility
- Surgery that could affect future fertility.