Semen analysis

Semen analysis, also sometimes called a sperm test, is an analysis of the production of good numbers of healthy, motile sperm which is the single most important indictor when considering a man’s ability and likelihood of fathering a child. 

  • Who needs semen analysis?

    Anyone trying for a baby, especially if…
    ✓ You have been trying for more than 6 months
    ✓ The female partner is over 30 years old (female age has a huge effect on fertility)

  • What will my test show?

    We examine your
    ✓ Sperm count (lots of sperm are needed for conception)
    ✓ Sperm motility (Your sperm need to be swimming and swimming fast)
    ✓ Sperm morphology (the shape is important for fertilisation)

    We also perform tests not routinely offered by the NHS but necessary to establish your fertility potential including:
    ✓ Mar testing (to look for antibodies that can cause your sperm to stick together)
    ✓ White blood cells (infection will affect your fertility)
    ✓ PH (checks for obstruction and infection)
    ✓ Analysis conducted to WHO

  • Who will carry out my test?

    Your test will only be done by an experienced embryologist this is unique to our service and important because sperm problems can be subtle but very significant and an embryologist routinely processes sperm for IVF procedures so is best placed to assess problems.

  • Will I understand my test results?

    Following your test, we offer a full explanation of your results as standard considering your own personal circumstances. Your test will have been reviewed first by our consultant urologist who will offer you expert male fertility advice. We will also construct a pathway of referral or treatment depending on the results.

  • If my test results are abnormal, can my sperm be improved?

    YES. There are many causes of infertility a majority of which can be improved with treatment. We work with consultant fertility urologist Mr Jonathan Ramsay. Mr Ramsay is globally renowned and currently leading the field in men’s fertility.

  • How much does it cost?

    Fertility Solutions include a full breakdown and discussion of your results as standard, once our consultant urologist has reviewed them for £165.

  • Other FAQs

    We understand that you will probably have lots of questions about your fertility tests and we are always happy to answer them. You can also look at our FAQs or give us a call.

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

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A unique service

We are the only urologically led, male fertility diagnostic clinic in the UK and the largest provider of private male fertility services in the UK.

Outstanding male fertility specialists

Our diagnostic interpretation of semen analysis results is performed by our experienced male fertility urologists.

No hidden fees

Fertility Solutions include a full breakdown and discussion of your results as standard, once our consultant urologist has reviewed them for £165.

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Weekends and evenings

We are one of the very few UK clinics offering both evening and weekend clinics for male fertility to fit around your busy lifestyle.

Unique online booking system

Many of our tests can be booked online - you don't need a GP referral and you don't even need to call the clinic. 

Rapid results 

Our turnaround time is incredibly fast, giving you timely, accurate results and a plan.

Assess the couple as a whole

Our individual advice following assessment of both the man and the woman could save you the cost of many cycles of unnecessary IVF treatment.

Multiple clinics

6 outstanding clinics in leading NHS and private hospitals across London and the South East.

Our Clinics

We hold daily clinics at six prominent private hospitals. Clinics take place to fit in around busy lives in discreet, private and comfortable surroundings.

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What next?

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 a majority of which can be improved with treatment.

We work with consultant fertility urologist Mr Jonathan Ramsay. Mr Ramsay is globally renowned and currently leading the field in men’s fertility.

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Testimonials

  • From the receptionist to the medical staff, we were given the best advise, a lot of empathy and brilliant service every step of the way. From testing to report it was done very quickly. Couldn't ask to speak to better people.
    Couldn’t ask to speak to better people.
  • The whole process was amazing and highly informative.
    Amazing
  • Brilliant service, got the results very quickly, I would highly recommend to everyone.
    A brilliant service
  • From the initial enquiry to the actual appointments very smooth. Very helpful and supportive team. The instructions sent via email very clear and staff always at hand to help with any queries.
    Very helpful and supportive team
  • Great fertility clinic with amazing supportive team. Smooth process all the way through from initial enquiry to the actual appointment.
    A great fertility clinic
  • Simple, informative and experience of the staff gives you the peace of mind you crave during a difficult situation.
    Experience of the staff gives you the peace of mind you crave
  • Very professional, told me exactly what to expect from the process. Results consultation was well conducted helping me to understand my diagnosis and explaining the next steps.
    Helping me to understand my diagnosis
  • “In what was potentially the most awkward hospital appointment in my life, Claire made me feel relaxed and at ease from the outset.”
    Claire made me feel relaxed
  • “Extremely helpful staff, very easy to find the place. Everything was easy and quick without complications and very clean. The staff sorted me within few mints of arrival. Thanks for everything.”
    Thanks for everything
  • “Claire was very sympathetic and understanding to the issues we are facing. Was accommodating and gave an explanation through every part of the process.”
    My wife is pregnant

Traditionally, the response to a couple facing fertility problems has been to focus on the woman with little evaluation of the male partner.

Often, assessing why a semen analysis is abnormal and correcting the abnormal result will result in drastic improvements in male fertility and therefore likelihood of a successful pregnancy.

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Take a look under the microscope

Have a look and see what our embryologists might see when conducting a semen analysis.

Why choose Fertility Solutions for your semen analysis

Unique to Fertility Solutions all semen analyses are performed by an experienced consultant embryologist.

Why an embryologist

Embryologists routinely process sperm for IVF procedures and therefore are best placed to assess and diagnose any semen analysis abnormalities.

Does it really matter

This is vitally important as subtle yet significant problems with sperm are hard to identify and it takes an exceptionally trained eye to do so.

What's included
  • As standard Fertility Solutions will give you a full breakdown of the results of your semen analysis within two days of your test so you will quickly have answers and a plan.
  • We charge £165 for a semen analysis with full discussion and NHS approved report.
Expert led care

Our world renowned urologist, Mr Jonathan Ramsay (widely regarded as the UK’s leading expert in male fertility), will review your results and outline advice for you, at no extra charge. Our embryologists will discuss this with you and construct a referral or treatment pathway tailored to you.

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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 at Fertility Solutions 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.