Semen Analysis

It is estimated that about 40% of all infertility is attributable to a problem with the male partner. The semen analysis, therefore, is an essential step in the infertility evaluation. The sample should, ideally, be collected by masturbation. You should avoid using any lubricants. If you are unable to collect a sample by masturbation, please let your doctor or nurse know. We can provide a special Silicone condom that you may use with intercourse. Abstain from intercourse for 48 hours prior to collecting your semen sample, but do not abstain for longer than a week.

It is important that the semen sample arrive to the laboratory within 45 minutes after collection. Keep it warm, but do not overheat the sample. Our laboratory accepts samples for semen analysis between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. We do have a private room for sample collection in our office. If it is more convenient for you, we will be happy to assist you in scheduling this test at a laboratory near your hometown.

2700 Highway 280 Suite 370 East · Birmingham, Alabama 35223
phone: 205-874-0000 · fax: 205-874-7021

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