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Fertility Testing

Fertility Testing

ReproMed offers a range of male and female fertility tests that can now be booked online.

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Semen Analysis

What is a Semen Analysis test?

A semen analysis is one of the most important tests in the evaluation of Male fertility. It provides information on semen parameters such as sperm count, motility and morphology.

  • The sperm count refers to the number of sperm observed in the sample.
  • Sperm motility refers to the speed at which the sperm are moving, or not.
  • The sperm morphology refers to the shape of the sperm.
  • A normal sample would be expected to have high numbers of rapidly moving sperm.

The sperm count and motility are generally accepted to be the most important indicators of the male fertility level. This is also referred to as the TMSC, Total Motile Sperm Concentration. On your semen analysis report you will see your TMSC along with the reference ranges for fertility status.

AMH Test

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)

AMH, or the Anti-Mullerian Hormone, is a hormone produced by the ovaries. Over time, as a woman ages, the amount of AMH produced by the ovaries reduces. By measuring the level of AMH you can get an indication of your fertility status relative to your age.

How is the test performed?

The AMH test is a blood test. When you book your appointment, you will meet one of our nursing team and they will take your blood sample. The AMH blood test can be taken on any day of your cycle and you do not need to fast for the test.

How long will the results take?

The results are usually back within 2 to 5 working days.

How will I get my result?

A member of our clinical team will phone you will your result. A copy of your result will be emailed to you.

What next?

This is up to you. By finding out your AMH level you can make an informed decision on your next step. We would be happy to arrange a consultation with one of our fertility specialists to discuss your options.

Sperm DNA Fragmentation & Semen Analysis

What is a Sperm DNA Fragmentation & Semen Analysis?

A Sperm DNA Fragmentation test measures the status of the Sperm DNA which is located in the sperm head. For some individuals, this DNA can have high levels of fragmentation which may affect the fertility status. It is possible to have increased Sperm DNA Fragmentation levels even with a normal Semen Analysis result.

At ReproMed we offer 3 types of Sperm DNA Fragmentation Tests. The TUNEL assay (Terminal Transferase dUTP Nick End Labelling), the sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) and the COMET assay (the single-cell gel electrophoresis assay). All sperm DNA tests are not the same. Each test measures different aspects of sperm chromatin damage and as a result have variable levels of diagnostic and prognostic strength.

The type of test will be determined by your doctor. In all cases a portion of your sample will be sent to an external laboratory where the test will be performed.

TUNEL assay & Semen Analysis

What is a Tunel assay & Semen Analysis?

At ReproMed we offer 3 types of Sperm DNA Fragmentation Tests. The TUNEL assay (Terminal Transferase dUTP Nick End Labelling), the sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) and the COMET assay (the single-cell gel electrophoresis assay). All sperm DNA tests are not the same. Each test measures different aspects of sperm chromatin damage and as a result have variable levels of diagnostic and prognostic strength.

The type of test will be determined by your doctor. In all cases a portion of your sample will be sent to an external laboratory where the test will be performed.

COMET assay & Semen Analysis

What is a COMET assay & Semen Analysis?

At ReproMed we offer 3 types of Sperm DNA Fragmentation Tests. The TUNEL assay (Terminal Transferase dUTP Nick End Labelling), the sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) and the COMET assay (the single-cell gel electrophoresis assay). All sperm DNA tests are not the same. Each test measures different aspects of sperm chromatin damage and as a result have variable levels of diagnostic and prognostic strength.

The type of test will be determined by your doctor. In all cases a portion of your sample will be sent to an external laboratory where the test will be performed.

Post Vasectomy Test

What is a Post Vasectomy Test?

For a while after having a vasectomy a man can still produce semen containing potentially fertile sperm. This test is to confirm that the vasectomy has been successful. It should be performed no sooner than 16 weeks after the vasectomy. Repeat test recommended at 20 weeks.

Post Vasectomy Semen Analysis – What to do?
We advise that you regularly ejaculate after the operation, at least 24 times (using contraception) to help remove any residual sperm from your system.

In order to obtain an optimum sample the patient is required to abstain from any sexual activity (masturbation or intercourse) for two to three days, but no longer than seven days prior to producing the sample for the appointment.