Since female and male causes for infertility are about equally common, it is important to test the husband/male partner as well the female. The first step is perform a semen analysis in which the sperm are examined under a microscope. The andrologist/technician will examine the sperm under the microscope, paying particularly close attention to:
- count (millions of sperm per ml)
- motility (percentage of sperm swimming)
- morphology (percentage of sperm normally shaped)
At Princeton IVF in Lawrenceville we perform semen analysis in house.
Instructions for Semen Analysis at Princeton IVF
- It is always done by appointment. Please call Tara at 609-512-4031 to schedule. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You will need to abstain 3-7 days before the test. That means no intercourse or ejaculation of any kind during that time. Therefore, you should not schedule this during your "fertile period."
- The specimen may be produced at home or in our collection room into a sterile cup we will provide for you.
- If you produce it at home, we must have it within 1 hour of production but we would prefer to get it within 30 minutes. You will need to keep the cup warm during transport.
- We require photo ID in order to accept any sperm samples.
- We will contact you with the results within 1-2 business days.