We are aware that sperm collection in a medical setting is uncomfortable for many men. We do our best to try to make the situation easier for you and practice the utmost discretion. There are two separate sperm collection rooms in our practice. When you have a spermiogram appointment, one of our laboratory staff will take you to the donor room where you will be given a sterile cup with your name on it and can ask any questions you may have. In the donor room, which can be locked from the inside, you will have plenty of time to provide a sample. Relevant videos are available to you, and your partner can of course accompany you.
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The evaluation for a spermiogram takes some time, so there is no need to wait in the practice. The result will be sent to you by mail, or you can request it by phone. Before a spermiogram, sexual abstinence should be observed for three to five days. If sperm collection at the clinic is not an option for you, it is also possible to collect the ejaculate at home and transport it to the clinic, keeping it warm, for examination. The examination is carried out immediately upon receipt of the sample in our laboratory. The number (concentration), motility (movement) and shape (morphology) of the sperm are assessed under a microscope. If an infection is suspected, a bacterological examination can be arranged. The spermiogram findings are decisive for our therapy recommendation, however a man’s spermiograms are subject to certain fluctuations, and a follow up test is often recommended in the case of initial abnormal results.