Semen Analysis

The key indictor when considering a man’s ability and likelihood of fathering a child

Semen Analysis

or Sperm Test

Semen analysis, also known as a sperm test, looks at the quality and quantity of sperm in a man’s ejaculate. This is the single most important test when considering a man’s ability and likelihood of fathering a child.

Semen analysis for £189


Who needs a semen analysis?

Anyone trying or thinking of trying for a baby may benefit from a semen analysis, especially if:

  • You have been trying to conceive for more than 6 months and/ or
  • The female partner is over 30 years old

What will my test show?

We examine your:

  • Sperm count – How many sperm are in your ejaculate. Lots of sperm are needed for conception.
  • Sperm motility – How many of your sperm are moving. Your sperm need to be swimming fast for pregnancy to occur.
  • Sperm morphology – How your sperm look. This is important for fertilisation.

We also perform tests not routinely offered by the NHS. These additional assessments are necessary to establish your fertility potential and we include them as standard. These tests include:

  • MAR testing – Looks for antibodies which could cause your sperm to stick together and make conception more difficult.
  • White blood cells – A high number of white blood cells in a sample could suggest an infection is present. This doesn’t necessarily mean an STI, but infections of any kind can affect fertility.
  • pH – How acidic or alkali your semen sample is. An abnormal pH could suggest an obstruction or infection.

Who will carry out my test?

Your test will only be done by an experienced Embryologist or Andrologist. This is unique to our service and is important because sperm problems can be subtle but very significant. An Embryologist routinely processes sperm for IVF procedures and is therefore best placed to assess any issues.

Will I understand my test results?

Following the test, we will provide you with a detailed report outlining your results.

If you decide to book a consultation, we will provide you with recommendations based on the findings of your test and your personal circumstances. These recommendations are reviewed by our Consultant Urologist. If appropriate, we will construct a pathway of referral or treatment.


Why choose us for your semen analysis test?

Fertility Solutions is the largest provider of private male fertility services in the UK, but what makes us different?

Outstanding male fertility specialists - Our semen analysis results are interpreted by our experienced male fertility Consultant Urologist.

No hidden fees - £189 for the semen analysis. We offer a consultation for a reduced fee of £55 when booked with a semen analysis.

Online booking - You don't need a GP referral, you don't even need to call the clinic.

Evenings & weekends - We are one of the few clinics offering both evening and weekend clinics at no extra cost.


What's next?

Why isn’t my IVF working

The good news is that even if the results of your semen analysis do come back as abnormal there is lots we can do. There are many causes of male infertility, the majority of which can be improved with treatment.

Our expert team is on hand to guide you through the whole journey. We work with Consultant Fertility Urologist, Mr Jonathan Ramsay, who is globally renowned for his work and is currently leading the field in men’s fertility. Because of this, we are in the perfect position to help improve your sperm quality and increase your chances of pregnancy.


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Our Clinics

We hold daily clinics in London and Buckinghamshire

London Marylebone
London Islington


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We understand that embarking on any treatment journey is daunting and fertility treatment is no different. The team at Fertility Solutions is here to guide you every step of the way. Our aim is to take the mystery away, help you make sense of the medical information and provide, simple, clear facts about what is possible for you.