Male Fertility Assessment & Testing
This page outlines common fertility testing for men and the processes involved. Your physician and nursing team will discuss which ones may be a fit for you.
Common Fertility Tests for Men
At your initial consultation, the doctor will order testing based on a review of your medical history. These tests help determine whether hormonal imbalances are present and will also examine sperm count, motility and morphology. Factors that are observed during these tests include sperm number, sperm concentration, sperm shape, and more.
Evaluation of Semen and Sperm
Sperm motility is the evaluation of the percentage of sperm moving normally. Motility can be further categorized into progressive motility and non-progressive motility which distinguishes the pattern of movement of the sperm. The sperm must move in a certain pattern to be able to penetrate the egg.
Sperm DNA Fragmentation Index (DFI) Test
Blood Tests to Assess Hormones
Additional Fertility Testing
If you and your partner’s tests come back normal and a cause of infertility has not been identified, then, further testing may be required.
The Right Fertility Treatment for You
The first step is to get assessed by an expert who will know what — and when — to test you and/or your partner. At Ontario Fertility Network, we conduct a thorough fertility assessment to create the right treatment plan, guiding you toward the family you’ve always wanted.
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