In order to carry out a microscopic study of the semen, it is necessary to observe the spermatozoa with a Neubauer or Makler camera under the microscope and the different parameters discussed below are analyzed:
- Sperm motility or ability of the sperm to move.
- Sperm concentration: 15 million sperm per mL is considered a normal sperm concentration according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Morphology: is evaluated by observing the head, body and tail of the spermatozoon.
- Presence of leukocytes in the semen sample could be indicative of infection.
Read the full article on: Male Fertility Testing – How Do You Know if You Are Infertile? ( 69).
By Elena Santiago Romero M.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Patricia Recuerda Tomás B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 12/24/2020