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Tests for Men

  • Physical examination of your penis and scrotum.

  • Semen Analysis where you will be asked to ejaculate into a cup after abstaining from ejaculation or intercourse for at least 3-6 days. Semen can be collected at home and brought to the lab within 2 hours. Alternatively, there may be a room at the clinic where you can ejaculate. The semen analysis checks your sperm count (whether the number is high enough or not), morphology (whether they are all shaped correctly), and motility (whether they move correctly or not).

  • Blood tests for infections such as Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Infection screening is a mandatory requirement by the Ministry of Health for all patients enrolling in IVF programmes. The test results for HIV are valid for 6 months. The test results for the other diseases are valid for 1 year.

Once the results from the tests are out, your fertility doctor will discuss with you the results and, if any abnormalities arise, the corresponding treatment options you and your spouse can opt for.