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Andrology Laboratory

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We welcome you to Inovi Fertility & Genetics Institute Andrology Laboratory and Male Fertility Evaluation Services.

Our Andrology laboratory is fitted with modern state-of-the-art equipment that allow us to perform a variety of testing and treatment related procedures. All samples brought into our andrology and/or embryology labs are also subject to strict protocol measures that safeguard a sample’s integrity throughout the entire testing process.

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“I love seeing the transformation people undergo from being discouraged to seeing the ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat. This is a process that transforms lives.”

Dr. Stephan Krotz

Having your semen analysis performed at a fertility laboratory is better than at large non-fertility laboratories for three reasons. The first reason is that most non-fertility laboratories do not evaluate the strict morphology (shape) of the sperm. The strict morphology indicates if the sperm will have trouble fertilizing the egg. The second reason is that many labs report semen analysis parameters using out of date criteria that do not give usable clinical information. The third reason is that the report will not be interpreted or explained to you by a fertility expert who understands what each of the results mean and how they can affect you, or be able to provide treatments to improve your results.

Our patients are allowed to have offsite or on-site collection. On-site collection is preferred to guarantee the most accurate reading and is best for sperm freezing. During the on-site collection, the male partner will be met by our andrology laboratory staff who will greet you, review your completed forms with you and verify your identification (Driver’s License or Passport). The male partner will be brought to our pristine and discreet collection room, and provided ample direction on how to properly collect the sample for an accurate semen analysis.

The results of the semen analysis, including semen analyses done for cryopreservation, will be known after 4 days. The results will be provided at the next appointment with Dr. Krotz or to the patient’s or partner’s primary physician if requested. A semen specimen that is prepared for an intrauterine insemination (IUI) will be processed within 1 ½ hours on average and results of the count and motility (movement) will be known prior to insemination. If results of the semen analysis are abnormal, a complete endocrine (hormone) and genetic evaluation may be recommended. Dr. Krotz will also provide further counseling on how to improve the semen analysis parameters at home and may provide a referral to a reproductive urologist.