Semen Analysis Report Interpretation


Q: I'd like help interpreting my husbands semen analysis results they read as follows
Liquification complete: Yes
Viscosity: Moderate-Low
pH: 7.2
Odor: none
Volume/mL 3.5 ml
sperm concentration/ml 136,000,000
sperm count/specimen: 476,000,000
Total% progressive 59%
Motility 3-4


A:   A semen analysis measures the amount and quality of semen a man produces. Results of a semen analysis usually from lab to lab and are best interpreted with respect to the normal values of the respective lab. As per the World Health Organisation criteria (2010) for interpreting semen analysis reports, the normal values are as follows:
Semen Parameters Normal Values
Semen volume 1.5 – 5 ml per ejaculation
Liquefaction time 20–30 minutes after collection
Semen pH: 7.2–8.0
Sperm shape (morphology): More than 4% of the sperm have normal shape.
Sperm count: 15 million spermatozoa per milliliter or more
40 million spermatozoa per ejaculate or more
Sperm vitality (living sperms): More than 60% of the spermatozoa should be living
Sperm movement (motility) More than 32% of the sperm show normal forward movement after 1 hour.
White blood cells < 1,00,000 white blood cells
As per these reference values, your husband's semen analysis results seem to be normal.
Hope you find this information useful and complete your family soon.

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