A semen analysis must be performed prior to a treatment cycle to evaluate the sperm’s potential to fertilize the egg.
This is a simple test require a sample of the man’s sperm. A sample can be given here at our facility. The sample will go through processing in which it is spun in a centrifuge, where the sperm and ejaculate separate. The sperm are then aspirated from the sample and a small drop is placed on a microscope. A test is performed to count the total number of sperm and the total number of motile sperm, along with the sperm’s morphology. Based on the results of this, the doctor can decide if medication is needed to help increase sperm count or if invitro-fertilization would be better. For men with azospermia (no sperm at all), we would recommend that you follow up with a urologist. We recommend Dr. Kevin Khoudary, located at AUNC, who specializes in male fertility issues.
Infectious Disease Testing for IVF
- Hepatitis B surface antigen
- Hepatitis C antibody
- HIV I & II
- RPR (serology)
- Blood group and RH (one time only)
For men that are concerned about their sperm counts, we recommend Theralogix vitamins. For a discount, you can add provider code 927518