What is the process to get a sperm analysis test in Frisco, TX?
For men seeking infertility treatment, semen analysis, also known as sperm analysis, if often one of the first steps. This is an important test, which can provide a wealth of information about the health and quantity of sperm in a man’s semen. Dr. Buch of NTMIC Sperm Lab is an experienced male health physician with a passion for excellence, and he uses precise, sophisticated analytical techniques to achieve the most detailed, accurate possible results.
Preparation for testing
During your consultation, Dr. Buch will discuss factors that could impact test results and provide instructions specific to your situation. Tips for getting the best quality of semen sample include:
- Tell the doctor about any medications or herbal supplements you are currently taking. You may be advised to pause hormone medications and supplements such as St. John’s wort prior to the test.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and recreational drugs for several days.
- Avoid ejaculation for one to three days.
Providing a sample
We respect and protect our patients’ privacy. During your consultation, Dr. Buch will discuss discreet options for collecting a semen sample, and you can choose whichever you are most comfortable with.
- At home – If you choose to attain a sample in the comfort and privacy of your own home, we will provide a sterile collection container. You will need to be sure the sample does not contact any foreign substances, and that it stays between body temperature and room temperature. There is no appointment necessary for sample drop-offs, but it must be delivered to our office within 60 minutes of collection.
- In office – You can also provide the sample here at the NTMIC Sperm Lab office. We have a private and comfortable collection room, with a secure lock so you can feel confident of your privacy.
Once you provide the sample, it will be promptly analyzed by expert lab technicians. Our process is extremely thorough, assessing four key metrics:
- Morphology – Percentage of ideally shaped sperm
- Motility – Percentage of rapidly moving sperm
- Density – Sperm count per millimeter of semen
- Volume – Amount of semen per ejaculation
The answers you need are a phone call away
If you have questions about semen analysis testing or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (972) 616-4477.