Reading a Semen Analysis Report
A semen analysis report is a graphic representation of the sperm concentration and motility in a semen sample. It also includes information about the morphology, volume, and pH of the sample.
The report will give you important insights about your fertility and your health in general. The report will also help you to understand what steps you need to take next.
With sperm concentration, motility and morphology, a semen analysis report can show a man’s fertility. But it is not easy to read the report.
The most common mistake that people make when reading a semen analysis report is assuming that the last column of the table represents the total sperm count. It actually represents the sperm concentration in milliliters per milliliter of semen sample.
There are four columns in a semen analysis report: volume, pH, motility and morphology (the shape of sperm). The first two columns represent volume and pH respectively. The third column contains information about motility and the fourth column contains information about morphology or shape of sperm.
Semen analysis is a test that can detect male infertility. It is a quick, painless, and non-invasive procedure.
Semen analysis report
The report starts with the date of the semen sample collection, the name of the laboratory, and the analyst who performed it. The next section contains information about your semen parameters – sperm concentration, motility, morphology – which are all important for a successful fertilization process. Then comes fertility potential (Fertile versus Infertile) and final interpretation of results.
How to read semen analysis report
It is important to understand what each parameter means in order to make an informed decision about your fertility potential. Sperm concentration refers to how many sperm cells there are in one milliliter of ejaculate while motility refers to how well they move around in order to reach an egg cell. Morphology refers to their shape and size which can be assessed by looking at their head or tail end