Concerns and FAQs
Do I need a GP/Consultant referral?
NO – you can refer yourself to any of our 5 clinic locations.
Will you send anything to my home address?
NO – we only email results to your email address using secure software.
I am busy and don’t want to take time off work can I get a convenient appointment?
YES – we have clinics in 5 different locations during the day, the evening and on the weekend.
I find this process embarrassing and I’m worried I won’t be able to produce my sample on the day?
This is a completely normal concern we understand that this is not something that you have had to do in a clinical environment. Our staff are approachable and sympathetic, our rooms are comfortable, peaceful and discreet with ensuite facilities. Your partner is very welcome to attend the clinic with you to assist you. You are also welcome to produce your sample at home and bring the sample to clinic or we can also arrange for the sample to be collected from the comfort of your home.
How much sample is enough?
The first part of your ejaculate contains the most sperm, as sperm are so small (thousands of sperm can fit on the head of a pin) even the smallest amount of ejaculate can contain millions of sperm and the volume of your ejaculate can vary.
When will I get my results?
You will get your results on the SAME day in all but one of our clinics.
Will I understand the results from the report I will receive?
YES – our reports are easy to read and user friendly and use a traffic light system with a results explanation paragraph. You can also book a consultation with us to discuss your results either over the telephone or one to one.
What if my results are not normal?
We are a specialist male fertility clinic and very experienced. We review your personal fertility history when interpreting your results and will provide you with simple explanations of your results and specialist referral if necessary.
Can you refer my wife for testing?
YES – we work alongside the best fertility consultants and can arrange for your wife to undergo fertility tests.
Can you advise me of a good clinic to have IVF?
YES – we only associate with the very best IVF units with the highest success rates.
Should I have a fertility test if a home test kit proved normal?
YES – the commercially available home test kits only test for how many sperm you have not if they are swimming. Motility is vital to conception.
Should I have a DNA fragmentation test if my semen analysis is normal?
YES – semen analysis only looks at the physical characteristics of your sperm, the DNA fragmentation test looks at the actual genetics of your sperm. We know that high DNA damage in sperm is linked with failure to conceive, miscarriage and a negative outcome if you are having IVF.