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Male Fertility Testing:  Semen Analysis

We perform male testing at our North Side Indianapolis Location. 40 % of couples experiencing infertility have a male component to the infertility problem, so it is important to have the testing done early in the evaluation. It is not uncommon for men to feel a little uneasy about testing. Men generally do not have as much contact with physicians for a number of reasons making it difficult to get the testing done. A home- based test may be appealing to many men. There are home diagnostic tests available which can detect the presence of sperm (i.e. FertilMARQ) and the presence of motile sperm (i.e. Fertell) above a certain concentration. An official semen analysis, however, is much better. The semen analysis will show the total number of sperm and motility, the presence of white blood cells (a sign of infection), agglutination (possible anti-sperm antibodies) and sperm morphology (i.e. abnormalities of the head, mid-piece or tail) and sperm viability at 24 hours. We feel this gives the patient much better information about their fertility than any home test and is thus a much greater value. The cost is $200. The semen analysis is interpreted by a CAP (College of American Pathologists) approved laboratory and Physician. Our web site has a significant number of pages devoted to male factors, so the patient can feel secure about the quality of information.

We understand the concerns of Men and offer Semen Analyses without physician referral. Rather than having to make an appointment with a primary care physician, urologist or OB/GYN and then go somewhere else to get the semen analysis the man can simply call us to schedule the test. The male may either collect the specimen at home of in our private collection room. He will receive a report within 24 hours.

How to schedule the semen analysis:

  1. Call 317-595-3665 to schedule appointment.
     
  2. Print these forms:
      ~ Specimen Collection Form (PDF)
      ~ Semen Collection Information Sheet (PDF)
     
  3. Obtain sterile specimen container from us or pharmacy if collecting at home.

 

 

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