Male fertility test, often known as a semen analysis or sperm count test, measures the viability and health of the sperm. It is a crucial test for vasectomy, male infertility, and IVF.
#Cost of male fertility test varies from INR 500 – INR 800, but it can vary from person to person. Omya IVF Centre in Delhi is your best choice.
Semen is sperm-containing male ejaculatory fluid (in addition with other protein substances and sugar). A male infertility test considers three key aspects of sperm:
- The number of sperm
- The shape of the sperm
- The sperm movement, i.e., “sperm motility.”
1. A brief summary of the male infertility test
|Other names||Seminogram, Sperm Count Test, Husband Semen Analysis (HSA), and Computer-Assisted Semen Analysis (CASA)|
|Aim||Determining the infertility of men and evaluating the effectiveness of a vasectomy.|
|Preparation||While taking the sample, avoid using latex condoms. Due to the limited shelf life, home collection is not practicable.|
|Reporting time||from 1 hr to 24 hours|
|Cost||INR 500 to INR 800|
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2. Cost of male fertility test
The cost of male fertility test varies by city in India. Tier-3 cities usually have inexpensive processes, and Tier-1 cities have the highest costs. Semen has a very short shelf life; as a result, the sample must be examined soon after collection. Thus, samples must be provided at a nearby diagnostic facility and examined immediately. Therefore, the cost of male fertility test is a little bit more expensive. In general, the price will vary depending on the diagnostic centre and city. However, it should be between INR 500 and INR 800.
The specialised test is also provided in addition to the male infertility test by high-end, specialised clinics. Other external factors that affect the cost of male fertility test include physical space, taxes, material financing costs, and so on.
To diagnose male infertility: A male infertility test can be used to evaluate whether a man is expected to be the cause of pregnancy. There can be some abnormalities in the semen if a couple is having difficulty getting pregnant. Infertility in men can occasionally be caused by sperm defects. This test is, therefore, standard during IVF treatment.
Follow-up after a vasectomy: A semen analysis indicates the extent to which a vasectomy was effective. The sperm delivery tube is blocked during the vasectomy surgery. Sperm in semen is delivered by these channels. The absence of sperm in the serum reflects the effectiveness of the vasectomy.
A sperm sample must be obtained from a diagnostic centre. When sperm escapes the human body and comes into contact with environmental factors including abrupt temperature changes and dry air, it begins to deteriorate. The semen sample should be examined as soon as possible following collection; delaying the sample’s return too long may affect the outcome of the test. Men should not take the male infertility test at home for the reasons mentioned.
To obtain an accurate picture of the health of the sperm, IVF doctor in delhi usually perform two to three different sperm examinations with absteince of minimum 3 days . The tests should be conducted over a period of two to three months, at least a week apart.
The health and viability of a man’s sperm can be determined through the male infertility test or sperm count testing. In a standard semen analysis, the following checks are made:
- Total sperm count and concentration
- Consistency of the sperm
- Semen volume
- Ph factor
- Percentage of healthy, defective, and immature sperm
- The proportion of motile sperm
- The level of motility
- Presence of fructose. It is rarely checked.
- Liquefaction and coagulation factors
- Presence of white blood cells
5. How is semen collected?
Semen collection involves the following steps:
- Wash your private areas completely with soap to prevent bacterial contamination, and use a personal towel to clean them.
- Collect the entire amount of sperm in a sterile cup, drop by drop.
- Close the cup and deliver it immediately to the professional.
6. Preparation for the male infertility test
- Men must consider the following factors before preparing for a male infertility test.
- Ejaculation should not be avoided for more than 14 days before the male infertility test.
- Men should avoid consuming alcohol before the test.
- Give the sample shortly after collecting it.
7. When should you give a sample?
There is no single factor that defines the optimal time to provide the sample. A man can provide a sample whenever he wants. But take into consideration that you must deliver it straight away to the lab. If samples are not kept at body temperature, they will become too cold or too warm for analysis. Within 30 minutes to an hour of ejaculation, samples must arrive at the testing facility while preserving body temperature.
8. Why is sperm testing required to diagnose male infertility?
For males who are having trouble getting their female partners pregnant and failing to have children, a sperm analysis is crucial and recommended. It’s due to a low sperm count, poor sperm movement, unusual sperm shape, or any other abnormality that makes it challenging for a male to become a parent.
9. Who should undergo a male infertility test?
Omya IVF Centre usually advises men who are experiencing difficulties becoming parents, either naturally or through ART such as IVF, but are unable to fertilise their female partner’s egg and are struggling to become pregnant, to have their semen analysed because they may have specific infertility factors that will be specifically examined during this procedure.
- Males who have undergone a vasectomy to ensure that their semen is sperm-free.
- If a couple has been trying to conceive for at least a year without results, a male infertility test is necessary.
- Being affected by diseases and disorders, such as STDs (sexually transmitted diseases),
- Tobacco smoking, drug smoking, and workplace hazards, including exposure to chemicals or heavy metals.
Depending upon their conditions, doctors recommend a different test for individual patients during male infertility treatment. And there are no risks associated with male infertility tests.
10. How do you read the report?
The age of the men affects the sperm count. Those over the age of 40 have lower sperm counts than men who are younger than 40. The proper way to understand and interpret the result is to compare the individual numerical value with conventional numeric measurements. One should know how to read a sperm analysis report. However, for analysis and interpretation of the report, you should speak with a qualified male infertility doctor in delhi, like Dr Seema Bajaj at the Omya Fertility Clinic.