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Microscopic study of a semen sample

Microscopic study of a semen sample

The results obtained from the spermogram allow us to know whether or not the man has a fertility problem. For this, it is very important to make a correct reading of the spermiogram report issued by the laboratory.

In general, the World Health Organization (WHO) reference values will appear to the right of each patient's result, possibly in parentheses. It is necessary to assess whether each of the semen parameters complies with the lower reference limit. If it deviates greatly or does not comply with this minimum value, the male will suffer from some type of sterility related to the altered parameter, such as oligospermia, asthenospermia, teratospermia, etc.

Some of the microscopic parameters that are analyzed in the semen are the concentration, motility, vitality and morphology of the spermatozoa, as well as the presence of leukocytes.

By (gynecologist), (embryologist), (gynecologist), (embryologist) and (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 06/14/2024