Spermogram - an analysis of sperm, which is performed to establish the fertility of a man and identify possible diseases of the reproductive system.
How to prepare for sperm donate?
All patients of the Bogoliuby Center for Reproductive Medicine, we recommend to refrain from sexual intercourse and masturbation for 2-3 days before taking the test. Also, do not drink alcohol, smoke and take a hot bath, or visit the sauna before the analysis.
Where can you get this analysis?
At the Bogoliuby Center for Reproductive Medicine, we offer you a specially equipped room and sterile laboratory glassware for analysis. You can’t take sperm into dishes that are not intended for such use, because this may affect research results.
What indicators are determined during spermogram?
The main part of the spermogram is the microscopic analysis of the ejaculate, in which the number of sperm cells, their motility, morphological characteristics and viability are determined. In addition, the microscopic parameters of the ejaculate are necessarily recorded: sperm volume, color, liquefaction time, viscosity, pH. Sometimes a biochemical analysis of the ejaculate is additionally carried out, in which, most often, the content of fructose and zinc in the semen is examined.
What are normal spermogram indicator?
In different sources you can find different information regarding normal indicators. Sometimes it is very contradictory, which often leads to an incorrect interpretation of the obtained indicators. In order to explain the results of studies at the Bogoliuby Center for Reproductive Medicine, specialists use the WHO Laboratory Manual for Laboratory Diagnosis and Sperm Processing, Fifth Publishing House, 2010, which gives absolutely clear recommendations on the direct execution of analysis and interpretation of the results. This approach, from our point of view, enables our patients to avoid unnecessary expensive laboratory research and treatment.
What are our advantages?
In the Bogoliuby Center for Reproductive Medicine, a comfortable isolated room is allocated for you, where you will be provided with special utensils for analysis. For research, we use the best reagents, dyes and laboratory equipment of leading European and American manufacturers, which is practically impossible for public health institutions, due to their insufficient funding. To determine the concentration of sperm, we use the Makler chamber, which makes it possible to count sperm without diluting them, which significantly affects the quality of the study. Using a video camera, which is mounted in a microscope, we record all the research results on a disk, which makes it possible to compare the research results and revise them if necessary.