What is a Semenogram?
The semen study or semenogram is the most common diagnostic test done in assisted reproduction clinics to evaluate male fertility.
The semenogram is a relatively simple test that provides very detailed and valuable information about the reproductive status of the man. The quality of semen is closely related to lifestyle habits since it is known that factors such as diet or type of work can negatively affect sperm production.
What does it consist of?
On some occasions, the results of the seminogram must be complemented with other tests, such as FISH, DNA fragmentation, semen biochemistry or a study of the man’s hormonal profile.
In some cases, we will recommend repeating the analysis of the last semen analysis between two and three months after the first sample. This is due to the fact that these types of samples present a high variability in the results since spermatogenesis or sperm formation is related to environmental factors. For example, high fever, taking certain medications or supplements, or trauma to the genital region before the test can affect the results.
The semen sample must be collected fulfilling a series of indications, which are: