Semen analysis is a fundamental exam on evaluating male partners. A semen analysis usually measures:
Low sperm count is a common reason many couples have trouble conceiving. Because a man’s semen consistency and sperm count can vary from day to day, our doctor often recommends a second semen analysis at least two weeks apart, over a period of two to three months, if the first semen analysis was abnormal.
Common reasons cause low sperm count include:
Testosterone, estradiol, prolactin, LH and FSH might be ordered if semen analysis is abnormal. Genetic testing, like chromosomal testing and Y chromosomal microdeletion testing also could be part of the test for some male patients.