The aim of the spermiogram is to determine the number, mobility and quality of sperm in the ejaculate. Based on the results of this examination, the doctor determines the next course of treatment.
The client should undergo this examination at the very beginning of the treatment.
It is a laboratory examination of the ejaculate, during which two components of the properties are evaluated:
The basic prerequisite for a spermiogram is the provision of an ejaculate sample. The sample is collected in a special collection room at our clinic. Your partner may also be present in the room during the sample collection – for the greater convenience of the client. The results are then explained by the embryologist.
Before the examination, it is recommended to:
- to have at least 2-3 days of sexual (ejaculation) abstinence
- be 14 days without a cold or other infection that requires treatment with antibiotics and other drugs
Current limits for a normal sperm count are:
- quantity – over 15 million sperm per milliliter
- ejaculate volume – at least 1.5 ml
- morphology – 4% normal sperm shape
- total mobility – 40%
- progressive mobility – 32%
- proportion of live sperm – 58%