Semen Analysis

In order to accurately identify male factor infertility, we require that the male partner submit a semen sample for analysis.  This testing is done in our lab in all of our locations for your convenience.

Newlife Fertility Centre collections instructions:

  • Best results are obtained from specimens collected by masturbation after a period of 3 to 4 days abstinence.
  • The sample should arrive at Newlife Fertility Centre within 45 minutes.
  • Collect all ejaculate into a sterile container.  Do not use condoms or lubricants as these can affect the sperm quality.
  • We provide special collection condoms at Newlife Fertility Centre for purchase if this is your preference.
  • You may provide the sample on site as there are private collection rooms that are sanitized after each use.
  • You must maintain sample at body temperature (ie inside pockets) when transporting to the clinic.
  • You must bring a lab requisition from your doctor and your health card if you are not a registered patient of Newlife Fertility Centre.  If someone other than the patient is bringing the sample, please provide them with the health card and requisition
  • Results are usually available within 24 hours.

Normal Semen analysis is indicated as follows:

Concentration (number of sperm per ml) 20 million / ml or greater
Motility (number of moving forward sperm) 50% or higher
Morphology (number of normal looking sperm) 30% or greater
Volume (amount of sample in ml) at least 2ml or greater