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Male Fertility Tests

Roughly 40% of all reported infertility cases can be attributed to male factors. Regardless of whether you've previously fathered a child, a semen analysis is the only way to identify or rule out an issue with the male partner's sperm. ​

Semen Analysis

A semen analysis is performed in order to evaluate your sperm's ability to fertilize eggs. It is a simple and inexpensive test. You can either produce a sample in the comfort of your own home, then transport it to us within the hour. Or, you can produce a sample in a private and discreet location within our office.

A semen analysis evaluates for:

  • Sperm Count

  • Motility

  • Morphology

  • Volume

  • Progression

  • Level of Acidity (pH)

  • Consistency

  • White or Red Blood Cells 

  • Immature Sperm

 

If your results come back abnormal, Dr Morgan may want to check for a hormonal imbalance by drawing your blood. A male fertility blood panel of tests will measure specific hormone levels in your blood such as testosterone, Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), Luteinizing hormone (LH), Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and Prolactin.

 

Both partners will undergo infectious disease testing through blood work.

In cases where there is sperm production but issue with transportation to the female partner, we may recommend our male patient undergoes either:​

  • percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration (PESA), where the scrotum is penetrated with a needle and sperm is drawn into a syringe

  • testicular sperm extraction (TESE), where a small amount of testicular tissue is removed in order to retrieve sperm

 

Dr Morgan may also recommend in vitro fertilization (IVF) with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to male patients with male factors. ICSI is where our embryologist injects a single, healthy sperm into the center of each egg we've retrieved from the female partner. It helps solve the issue of sperm motility and overall vitality and increases success rates exponentially.

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