Which Colour of sperm is healthy?
Healthy semen is usually white or whitish gray in color. If your semen changes color, you may wonder if something is wrong with your health. Yellow semen may be nothing to worry about, but it may also be a sign of an underlying medical condition.
What does a sperm test look like?
A semen analysis is a lab test that examines a sample of semen under a microscope. It evaluates things such as sperm count, activity (motility) and shape (morphology).
What is normal sperm test results?
A semen analysis tests for the following: number of sperm (volume) shape of sperm. movement of sperm, or “sperm motility”…Semen analysis results table.
|WHO reference range|
|Total sperm count in ejaculate||39–928 million|
|Ejaculate volume||1.5–7.6 mL|
|Sperm concentration||15–259 million per mL|
How do I read my sperm test results?
A pH level should be between 7.2 and 7.8 to achieve a normal result. A pH level higher than 8.0 could indicate the donor has an infection. A result less than 7.0 could indicate the specimen is contaminated or that the man’s ejaculatory ducts are blocked.
How do I prepare for a sperm test?
You’ll need to refrain from any sexual activity for at least two days, but not more than five to seven days before your sample is collected. This means no sex or no ejaculation of any kind, including masturbation. Each physician may have their own criteria for abstinence so be sure to check with your clinic.
How can I test my sperm at home?
Home sperm tests require ejaculation into a collection cup. While procedures vary for transferring semen and completing the test, results are typically available within a few minutes. The tests work by detecting a protein found only in sperm.
How can I check if my sperm is healthy?
Now, let’s define the elements of healthy sperm:
- Quantity (volume). A healthy sperm count is about 15 million or more for every milliliter (mL) of semen.
- Movement (motility). Not every sperm moves effectively or even at all, but this is normal.
- Shape (morphology). Healthy sperm have rounded heads and long, strong tails.