Semen analysis is a rough check of key parameters of a man’s genetic material: sperm concentration, number, motility, and morphology.
If a man’s initial semen analysis returns abnormal results, a second analysis is requested to verify that the result does not merely reflect an anomaly. Depending on the findings, our fertility specialists may then refer you to more specialized testing.
In some men, a more advanced semen analysis is required to identify whether sperm DNA damage might adversely affect reproductive outcomes or contribute to recurrent miscarriages. Sperm DNA fragmentation can affect the sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg. As studies demonstrate, if the percentage of sperm carrying fragmented DNA is high, the chances of healthy embryo formation are lower.
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