A Semen Analysis is an effective tool to assess a man's fertility. With over 60 years of collective experience and locations in Bloomfield Hills, Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Saginaw and Toledo, OH, the physicians of IVF Michigan Fertility Center are available to help couples throughout the Midwest and abroad. A Semen Analysis evaluates the amount and quality of a man’s semen and sperm to determine male fertility. In order to obtain an accurate result, it is recommended that the analysis be performed after abstaining from sexual activity for two to five days. Semen Analysis assesses:
- Motility - movement of the sperm
- Morphology - percentage of sperm with normal shape
- Count - the number of sperm present in one sample
- Vitality - ability to live
A Semen Analysis can help clarify if a male reproductive problem is causing infertility and what fertility treatment would be best suited.
Head: Contains genetic information of the sperm.
Acrosome: Responsible for the release of enzymes involved in the fertilization process.
Mid-Piece: Contains mitochondria that generate energy to “swim” towards the egg.
Tail: Contains microtubules that propel the sperm along the female’s fallopian tubes.
To consult with a doctor and complete a semen analysis, book an appointment at IVF Michigan Fertility Center today.