Semen analysis involves collecting a semen sample (typically through masturbation or by using a special condom during intercourse) and evaluating its properties in a laboratory. The results of this test help fertility specialists diagnose male infertility issues and identify optimal treatment options. A semen analysis test measures:
- Sperm count: A healthy semen sample should contain at least 15 million sperm per milliliter of semen
- Sperm motility: At least 40% of the sperm in the sample should be motile, or able to move forward
- Sperm morphology: Approximately 60% of sperm in the sample should have a normal shape and size
- Semen volume: A healthy sperm sample should have a volume of at least 1.5 milliliters
Other factors that may be evaluated in a semen analysis include pH, viscosity, and the presence of white blood cells or other substances that may affect fertility.
Why RMA of New York – Long Island: Male Fertility Testing & Urology
Since 1988, RMA of New York – Long Island has provided fertility patients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties with advanced, high-level fertility care, including comprehensive male fertility testing and urology. Our unique approach to infertility care is firmly rooted in creating an individualized experience for each patient, using the safest and most effective technologies available, all with the convenience of being a local, neighborhood practice. When you walk into one of our fertility clinics, you can expect to work with a compassionate team that is dedicated to guiding you along your family-building path.
Visit us at one of our six convenient locations on Long Island, or request a consultation and take the first step toward growing your family.