New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine

Infertility Testing

For Men


Infertility Tests for Men

If you are having fertility issues, visit The New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine in Virginia Beach, VA. Our doctors here offer infertility tests for men to diagnose and provide treatment. For more information, call us today and schedule a consultation.

Since sperm issues affect around 40% of couples with infertility, it is important to do a semen analysis to identify any issues that may be present. The male partner should have between 2 to 5 days of abstinence, prior to collecting a semen sample for testing.

Infertility Tests for Men Near Me in Virginia Beach, VA

Semen Analysis
Semen Analysis or S.A. – a semen sample is collected through masturbation into a sterile cup. This “collection” can be done at home – only if – the couple lives within 30 minutes of the clinic. Otherwise, it should be collected at the clinic, using one of our available collection rooms. The test will measure the amount and quality of the sperm present in the semen sample.

Semen Analysis for Men Near Me in Virginia Beach, VA

This analysis provides the following information:

  • Viscosity (resistance to flow)
  • Motility (movement of the sperm)
  • Count (number of sperm)
  • Morphology (Structure or shape of the sperm)
  • Volume of semen

It’s extremely important to have this particular information, because certain fertility treatments are less likely to be successful with low numbers of moving sperm and/or an increased percentage of sperm that are “abnormal” in shape.

Physical Exam
In some cases, a physical examination may be performed (or ordered), to evaluate the pelvic organs — the penis, testes, prostate and scrotum.

Hormone Testing
Hormone tests evaluate levels of testosterone and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) to determine the overall balance of the hormonal system and specific state of sperm production. Serum LH and prolactin are other hormonal tests that may be done if initial testing indicates the need for them.

The information included in this test is a list of which genes had abnormalities (if any), so your physician can better approach your treatment.

For more information, please call us or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Virginia Beach VA, Rudee Heights VA, Lynnhaven VA, Linkhorn Estates VA, and Dam Neck VA.

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