Tests

See the Lab Guide’s Explanation of Sample Requirements for key to sample codes.

 

TestCodeSample Reqs TurnaroundSpecial
Instructions
Chlamydia trachomatis in semen (PCR) UPCR Semen 3 days
Infection screen 7 x STD in semen (PCR)
PP12 Semen 3 days
Semen Analysis, Comprehensive SPER Semen 2 days* 1
Semen Analysis, Vasectomy Reversal SPER Semen 2 days*
1
Semen Analysis, Post-Vasectomy** PVAS Semen 2 days 1
Semen Culture SPCU Semen 2-3 days
Semen Fructose
SPCF Semen 2 days

Sperm Antibodies (Serum)*** ASAB B 5 days
Sperm Antibodies /MAR Test (Semen) ASPA Semen 1 day 1
Sperm Aneuploidy SPPL Semen 4 weeks 1
Sperm DNA Fragmentation (SCSA) SEXT Semen 2-3 weeks 1
Sperm Morphology (Kruger strict criteria) MRPH Semen 2 days 1
Oxidative Stress in Semen (ROS) SROS Semen 1 day 1
Retrograde Ejaculation RTRO Contact Lab 2 days 1
Semen Leucocytes PMNS Semen 2 days 1

 

* If required, comprehensive semen analysis can be reported within 4 hrs, with morphology to follow.

** British Andrology Society guidelines state that a minimum of two tests should be performed before clearance may be given.

***  Sperm antibodies in semen are measured as part of the routine semen analysis.

 

Profiles

See the Lab Guide's Explanation of Sample Requirements for key to sample codes.

 

Male Infertility Profile 1
TAT 4 hours
  • FSH
  • LH
  • Testosterone
  • Free Androgen Index
  • Prolactin
  • SHBG







MIPR
B
Male Infertility Profile 2
TAT 10 to 15 days
  • FSH
  • Testosterone
  • Inhibin B
  • SHBG and FAI
  • LH
  • Prolactin
  • Chromosome Analysis
  • Y Chromosome Microdeletion (AZFa, b and c)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (33 mutations)
Semen analysis will be invoiced as an extra test. Please request if required.
MIP2 9
A
A
B
B
B
H
Male Genetic
Reproductive Profile
TAT 10 to 15 days
  • Chromosome Analysis
  • Y Chromosome Microdeletion
  • Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screen (33 mutations







GRP 9
A
A
H
CBAVD Profile (Azoospermia)
TAT 10 to 15 days
  • Chromosome Analysis
  • Y Chromosome Microdeletion
  • Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screen (33 mutations)
  • PolyT (5T, 7T, 9T)








CAVD 9
A
A
H
Male Recurrent
Miscarriage Profile
  • Sperm DNA Fragmentation
  • Sperm Aneuploidy
  • Infection Screen (DL12)










MRMP
Semen
Fit for Fertility Male
  • FBC/ESR
  • Biochemistry (as for DL2)
  • Zinc
  • Red Cell Glutathione
  • Red Cell Folate
  • Vitamin D
  • Sexual Health Screen (Urine)
    Chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Herpes Simplex I/II

Comprehensive Semen
Analysis can be requested
with this profile as an
additional test.
TAT 8 days
FFFM
A
A
A
A
B
B
H
G
FCRU

 

By Special Arrangement

Sperm swim test
Sperm preparation for overnight survival
Sperm motility and vitality testing for epididymal toxicity
Sperm retrieval procedures (biopsy, PESA, MESA)

Sperm cryopreservation and storage
(undertaken by Anrdrology Solutions – HFEA and EUTD licensed)

All men who store sperm must be screened for HIV 1&2, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HTLV. Under HFEA regulations, sperm can be stored for an initial period of 10 years with formal consent. All patients are offered counselling prior to sperm cryopreservation.


These arrangements, and details for other specialist semen tests, are available on request. Please contact TDL Andrology on 020 7025 7940 or email andrology@tdlpathology.com for further information.