Semen Analysis And MAR Test

If you are experiencing fertility problems because of issues with sperm production, it’s good to know that there are very effective treatments available.

At The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy we offer detailed semen analysis by a specialist in semenology. We test for:

  • Sperm count – measures the amount of sperm per millimetre. A low sperm count means less chance of fertilising an egg.
  • Sperm motility – assesses the movement of sperm. Normal motility is considered 40% or more.
  • Sperm morphology – the shape of the sperm. Abnormal sperm can be caused by infection, drugs, smoking, heat, and prescribed and recreational drugs.
  • Sperm vitality – the amount of live sperm. 50% live sperm or more is considered normal.
  • Antisperm antibodies – produced by the immune system in response to a trauma or inflammatory processes. These antibodies are picked up by the MAR test and can indicate a cause of secondary infertility.

If we find any abnormalities with your sperm analysis, there are plenty of treatments available to overcome these issues, including ICSI, PICSI, and Surgical Sperm Aspiration.

Semen analysis is performed by appointment at our nearby laboratory and should be carried out at least 48 hours and not more than five days after the last intercourse.

Here at The Fertility & Gynaecology Academy, we offer the gold standard in testing and treatment, to help you create the family you’ve always dreamed of.

If you have any further questions, we'll be happy to assist. Simply call the clinic on 020 7224 1880.