Print Exact Time of Collection on Specimen Container and Test Request form Patient Should Refrain from Ejaculation for 2-7 Days (Ideally 3 Days) Prior to Collection Specimen Must Be Obtained by Masturbation Only Immediately Prior to Collection, Patient Should Urinate, Wash Genital Area with Warm Water and Dry the Part Collect the Entire Ejaculate Specimen Must Be Kept at Body Temperature (Shirt Pocket- 37°C) After Collection
The semen analysis is the single most important test for investigation in cases of male infertility. It is also called sperm count test and assesses male sperm condition. Semen is the liquid which contains sperm and certain other substances and is released during ejaculation.
The doctor recommends a semen analysis to find out the cause in case a couple is having difficulty in getting pregnant due to some reasons /factors suspected in male partner. This test is also done in males after VASECTOMY (procedure done in males for permanent sterilisation) to ensure that sperms are not present in semen.
Abnormal test results could indicate multiple problems like infertility, infection, hormone imbalance disease like diabetes or exposure to radiation.
Semen sample for analysis should be collected by masturbation(preferably). The patient is asked to collect complete sample in wide mouthed, sterile, dry plastic container. Sample is collected after 2-3 days of complete abstinence (no ejaculation). Avoid alcohol, caffeine and other medications before the test