Semen Analysis

A semen analysis is used to examine the volume and quality of a man’s sperm. It it one of the first steps we take to determine what may be causing infertility in men.

Dr. Friberg has developed a rigorous and proprietary technique for semen analysis that includes thorough evaluation of sperm antibodies. It is performed here in our office and give us the best understanding of any possible issues.

Learn more about “The Friberg Test” and sperm antibodies.

Understanding Sperm Count and Production

Sperm production in the testicular tissue takes 72 days in humans. Another 10-21 days are needed to transport the sperm from the testis for ejaculation.

Many factors, such as fever or drug exposure, can create wide variations in a man’s sperm count. As a result, it is unreliable to make a determination from just one sperm sample. Multiple specimens are needed and collected to understand a man’s sperm-producing capacity. Ideally, two sperm samples should be examined in one sperm generation cycle, and then two more specimens in a future cycle more than 3 months later.

At Friberg Fertility, we usually perform semen analysis while the patient is waiting and then discuss the results.

Learn more about infertility in men.