Semen Analysis

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Aims to assess a man's sperm and semen to identify factors that may be influencing fertility. Reasons to request a test include:

  • Investigate difficulties conceiving
  • Determine fertility treatment suitability
  • Confirm success of procedure (e.g. vasectomy)
  • Assess effects of other procedures on fertility (e.g. post-chemotherapy, surgery)

Patient should ensure they have abstained from sexual intercourse/ejaculation for between 3 and 5 days prior to testing.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: e-Referrals


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Appointments are Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 09am-3.45pm (by appointment only). Please provide copy of referral to patient to take to appointment.