Sperm tests before IVF

Sperm tests before IVF is quite an important start for those embarking on the IVF journey. There are many tests that are focused on women, but men also undergo blood work as well as semen analysis as part of the pre-IVF process. Semen analysis can help identify issues with sperm count, sperm motility, sperm composition, and just overall sperm quality. These are all important parts of successful fertility treatment. Issues with sperm quality may require additional treatments.

While sperm tests are common, there can be significant variation in the results of semen analysis from one lab to another. Fertility Solutions are experts at interpreting results. In a sperm analysis, we can assess:

Volume - The total amount of fluid that comes out during ejaculation

Concentration - The sperm count or concentration

Motility - The percentage of sperm that are moving and how well they are moving

Morphology - An assessment of the size, shape, and appearance of sperm

Sperm DNA Fragmentation - Assessing DNA within the sperm for damage

Before IVF, a semen analysis test should be performed so you can consider various options before IVF and what role these options can play in improving the effectiveness of treatment.

Every man is different, and the cause and scope of male infertility varies from man to man as well. At Fertility Solutions we use a set of detailed tests in order to determine the extent of male infertility that you are dealing with, the causes for male infertility, and the best possible ways to overcome the exact type of male infertility that you are experiencing.

By using a variety of sophisticated tests, we can achieve a complete understanding of your situation. All these tests allow us to direct a couple into the therapy that may help them conceive the quickest and least expensive/invasive way.

Is a sperm test before IVF essential?

Pre-IVF testing of various kinds is essential for a number of reasons. In simple terms, testing does the follows:

  • Establishes suitability for IVF
  • Identifies risk factors for patients
  • Allows fertility specialists to tailor the treatment to the patient

These are all precautionary measures, in essence, to maximise the potential for pregnancy and live birth.

There are many tests that are focused on women, but men also undergo blood work as well as semen analysis as part of the pre-IVF process. Semen analysis can help identify issues with sperm count, sperm motility, sperm composition, and just overall sperm quality. These are all important parts of successful fertility treatment. Issues with sperm quality may require additional treatments.

 

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