The most common reasons for laboratory semen analysis in humans are as part of a couple's infertility investigation. It is also commonly used for testing human donors for sperm donation.
Semen analysis is the single most important test of male fertility
What are we looking for?
- Sperm count
- Ability of sperm to swim (motility)
- Velocity or forward progression of the sperm
- Size and shape of the sperm (morphology)
- Total semen volume
- The liquefaction of the semen (the ability to go from normal gel-like state at ejaculation to a liquid state)