Sperm Testing at Cape Fertility
Male infertility can be caused by a range of factors, from obvious reasons such as a vasectomy or a spinal cord injury, and medical conditions or even medications that affect sexual performance and fertility, to lifestyle factors, the use of steroids or testosterone, and even environmental factors like working with chemicals and heat. Male fertility levels can also decline due to, for example, age, stress and a compromised immune system.
The top cause of infertility in men, however, is problems with sperm production, or the quality of the sperm. In fact, male fertility is defined by “sperm quality”, which refers to semen volume, sperm count, sperm motility or movement, and sperm morphology or shape.
For this reason, at Cape Fertility, we offer routine sperm tests to all couples, as well as the latest and most advanced in male fertility testing, such as DNA fragmentation and a spectrum of sperm function tests, that can assess, for example, whether the sperm can penetrate an egg.
Routine Sperm Tests
After a thorough medical review, the first male infertility test that we do at Cape Fertility is a sperm test.
A sperm test shows if the sperm sample is compatible with fertility, so a pregnancy can be expected. If the test values do not fall completely within the ‘normal’ parameters, this doesn’t mean that the patient is infertile, nor does it mean that a pregnancy cannot be achieved.
The semen analysis checks the volume of the sperm to determine … Read the rest