Male tests

The first step in understanding what's happening with your sperm and finding out why it might not be performing the way you'd like is to conduct a semen analysis.

This area of medicine is called Andrology and it’s essentially the male equivalent of gynaecology. Genea Oxford’s sister organisation, Genea in Australia, has developed world class andrology diagnostic services with processes and procedures which match World Health Organisation standards. In fact, Australia's first sperm microinjection pregnancies were achieved at Genea in 1989. This level of expertise is now available in Christchurch with Genea Oxford.

Testing for male infertility is a very straightforward process and the basic analysis of your semen will examine three factors:

  •     Sperm count - the number of sperm per ml of ejaculate;
  •     Sperm motility - the sperm's ability to swim; and
  •     Sperm morphology - the shape and size of the sperm.

You can read more detailed information below about the different testing and treatment options available as well as details of Genea's Andrology expertise.


Getting Started

If you would like to find out more information, or would like to organise to come in for a semen analysis, you will find many of the answers you need below or on our Common questions page. 

Semen analysis
Trial wash
Antisperm antibody testing
Sperm Freezing
Surgical retrieval and analysis
Retrograde ejaculation assessment
Post-vasectomy check