URL of this page: A semen analysis, also called a sperm count, measures the quantity and quality of a man's semen and sperm. Semen is the thick, white fluid released from the penis during a man's sexual climax orgasm. This release is called ejaculation. Semen contains sperm, the cells in a man that carry genetic material.
Semen analysis: a new manual and its application to the understanding of semen and its pathology
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Laboratory techniques for semen analysis: To survey the techniques used by Scottish laboratories to undertake semen analysis in the context of the investigation of infertility. Laboratories in Scotland performing semen analysis. Thirty-one laboratories reported performing semen analysis for infertility. There was a lack of consistency in the instructions given to patients in several areas, including the period of abstinence prior to producing the specimen and the delivery of the specimen to the laboratory within an appropriate time after ejaculation. Semen analysis is fundamental to the clinical work up of the infertile couple but, unlike most other laboratory investigations, it is not a standardised test in Scotland. Factors which are known to influence the results such as the advice given to patients about collecting specimens and the methods and equipment used by technicians vary widely.
Laboratory techniques for semen analysis: a Scottish survey.
Abstract This article reviews the latest edition of the World Health Organization's manual on semen analysis, a comprehensive instructional guide. The methodology used in the assessment of the usual variables in semen analysis is described, as are many of the less common, but very valuable, sperm function tests. Seminal fluid preparation techniques for procedures such as in vitro fertilization and intrauterine insemination are also outlined in the manual. In addition, it details many useful techniques for the assessment of seminal fluid.
The following may affect a man's fertility: Alcohol Many recreational and prescription drugs Tobacco Definition Semen analysis measures the amount and quality of a man's semen and sperm. Semen is the thick, white fluid released during ejaculation that contains sperm.